Creating a Repair Society

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May 26, 2021 | Jessika Luth Richter

Reaping What WEEE Sow

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?
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September 7, 2020 | Jessika Luth Richter

EPR, Reuse and a Circular Economy

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.
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June 29, 2020 | Jessika Luth Richter

The ubiquitous Rs – what are they really?

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?
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April 30, 2020 | Jessika Luth Richter

DIY Repair increases during Coronavirus Pandemic

It seems increased time at home during the Coronavirus pandemic has led to more people fixing at home and spending more time on maintenance. …
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April 2, 2020 | Jessika Luth Richter

How do we better promote the repair sector in Sweden?

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.
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February 21, 2020 | Jessika Luth Richter

CREACE launched!

The CREACE project has started! The overall aim of the project is to enable Swedish leadership in a circular economy, via repair, by amassing …
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