Through a collaboration with Peder Skrivares skola, an upper secondary school in Varberg, Sweden, we challenged circa 70 pupils to make their everyday life more circular by trying out new circular paths of consumption.
With this study, we wanted to gain insight into the activities the pupils carried out and the challenges they experienced when trying out different circular paths of consumption. The students were free to choose between different circular paths such as wearing other people’s clothes to school, sell unneeded products, and trade products with other people. The students kept track of their activities and experiences through the use of diaries and also reflected on their processes in a final report.
Based on empirical data describing the pupils processes and experiences, we will identify new opportunities to design products and services that make circular consumption both convenient and more preferable.