Lyckad workshop om scenariobyggande under OSCE Days

Den 8 juni under OSCED-dagarna (Open Source Circular Economy Days) anordnade Cradlenets lokalförening, Cradlenet Väst, en workshop om scenariobyggande kring cirkulär ekonomi tillsammans med Ekocentrum. Under workshopen delades deltagarna upp i två grupper och varje grupp fick ett tema som de skulle bygga upp ett framtidsscenario kring. Seminariet var på engelska och detta är vad grupperna kom fram till:

Group 1
Theme: Cheap and useless plastic toys

What are the possible scenarios for 2030?

  • 3D printed toys – no waste produced. Stuff can be produced in the shop or at home from Reused material – if it breaks the material can be taken back and reused again to make a new toy.
  • Consumption of virtual reality experience instead of real toy – less resources used, less transport

How can we get there?

Government/policies:

  • Extended producer responsibility
  • Circular labels on products
  • Ban products not compelling to the minimum rules

Consumer behaviour:

  • Social aspects difficult – we are locked into a consumerism background
  • Social behaviour – what others do and say
  • Education and convenience is the key – it must be easier to own less stuff

Markets:

  •  Companies will start collecting broken toys as a result of extended producer responsibility

Business ideas:

  •   ”Toy-men” coming around to the neighbourhood and provide a toy-selling and swapping service to households, to foster circulation of toys that are not used, reparation of toys that are broken etc.
  • The VR shopping experience

 

Group 2
Theme: Producer responsibility

What are the possible scenarios for 2030?

  •  Companies have developed take-back systems by for example close, long-term relationships to customers, selling services instead of products, or giving benefits to customers who bring-back their stuff they make sure the material comes back.

How can we get there?

Government/policies:

  • Environmental labels on products, e.g. water footprint
  • Sustainability reporting law
  • A carbon tax drives technological change
  • Legislation demanding a certain percentage of new products to contain recycled material

Consumer behaviour:

  • Consumer behaviour in the niches pushes businesses to change (H&M circular strategy – a marketing strategy?)

Market:

  • Businesses marketing ambitious aims, e.g. H&M circular strategy, because of changing market
  • Businesses seeing the necessity to change strategies because of resource scarcity

Technical development

  • Businesses who are doing bold statements invest in R&D and thus push technical development
  • Legislation demanding a certain percentage of recycled material in new production will create a need for R&D in closing the material loop

Business ideas:

  • Service idea ”rent your jeans” a 10 year jeans service – fix the jeans until they are unfixable and then provide a ”new” pair (with x % demand on recycled material in new production). An upgraded service version could be to include jeans alternation in the agreement if the trends are changing, for example adding pockets, making them more tight or baggy.

Workshopen var så uppskattad att det finns önskemål om att Cradlenet Väst anordnar en liknande workshop igen.

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