Chalmers Sustainability

On the 8th of November, it was time for this year’s edition of Chalmers Sustainability Day. This year’s theme was Circular Economy and the event included masterclasses in the morning and workshops sessions in the afternoon. Various topics were discussed, such as urban metabolism and resource flows, design opportunities and measures, and service-based value chains. […]

Runner-up for best paper award

We are proud to announce that our latest paper “A tool for charting circular consumption journeys” was nominated for the Best Conference Paper Award and received second place at this year’s ERSCP conference. The European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) is one of Europe’s key conferences that encourage discussion among stakeholders involved in […]

Open invitation to Special Issue

The research team is guest editing a Special Issue in Sustainability: “Designing Products and Services for Circular Consumption”. In this Special Issue, people’s consumption processes and their implications for design take centre stage. We welcome contributions that address questions such as the following: What practicalities are associated with circular consumption, and how do these affect […]

Coming soon…

These days we are busy developing and finalising our design toolkit: the Use2Use design toolkit, which we will soon make available on this site and free for anyone to use. The toolkit consists of five tools that can aid designers and other agents to learn more about people’s consumption processes and what it means to […]

Curious about SDG 12?

It is time for the annual International Science Festival Gothenburg! One of the well visited events each year is the Science Roulette, where scientists discuss various issues with the visitors in the gondolas of the Liseberg Ferris wheel. One of the many topics is the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Gothenburg Centre for […]

Happy holidays

Every day, from the 1st of December until the 17th of December, you can open a new slot in the SDG Christmas Calender and learn more about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The calender is produced by the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, which has invited 17 researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and the […]

Cirkulera Mera!

We finally got to start our new research study Cirkulera Mera (Circulate)! Through a collaboration with Peder Skrivares skola, an upper secondary school in Varberg, Sweden, we challenge circa 100 pupils to make their everyday life more circular. By gaining insight into the activities the pupils carry out and the challenges they experience we can […]

A new Sustainability Guide for Designers

The Swedish Industrial Design Foundation has lunched a new Sustainability Guide! It has been developed in the research project EcoDesign Circle and provides information and support for designers to accelerate their sustainability work. Taking a Use to Use perspective on circularity is highlighted as one important method for prolonging product lifetimes. Check it out!

The International Science Festival 2018

The annual International Science Festival Gothenburg has started! One of the well vistited events each year is the Science Roulette, where scientists talk to visitors about various issues in the gondolas of the Liseberg Ferris wheel. This year, the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development has invited 17 scientists from Chalmers University of Technology and the […]