A final CREACE report explores future scenarios of a repair society.
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Finding spare parts is a often cited as a significant barrier constraining the upscale of repair and refurbishment. Waste from electrical and electronic equipment ('WEEE' or 'e-waste') can be a potential source for spare parts. But how is this done in practice, and what are the barriers to upscaling harvesting of spares from WEEE?
In our latest CREACE publication we mapped the current policy landscape for repair, focusing on the key repair stakeholders and asking: what is hindering these stakeholders’ ability and willingness to participate in repair, and what are the solutions in sight to these impediments?
A recent CREACE study based on interviews looked at barriers and drivers for reuse of white goods. One finding was that that current EPR systems can pose a barriers for re-use.
We often hear about the 3Rs - reduce, reuse, recycle - and sometimes even more. But what do the Rs really mean and how can different definitions be a problem?
It seems increased time at home during the Coronavirus pandemic has led to more people fixing at home and spending more time on maintenance. …
CREACE project researchers Dr. Carl Dalhammar and Dr. Jessika Luth Richter worked with Master's students at the IIIEE to investigate the state of the repair sector in Sweden and policies that could further promote repair.
The CREACE project has started! The overall aim of the project is to enable Swedish leadership in a circular economy, via repair, by amassing …