Developing a deposit-refund system for plastic packaging
Welcome to the School of Architecture and Built Environment’s Thursday seminar series!
Time: Thu 2022-06-16 15.00 - 16.00
Participating: Nils Johansson, Zheng Lu, Linus Hasselström and Göran Finnveden
The seminar is given in English.
The Swedish deposit-refund system is a well-functioning example of how circular economy can be realized in practice through a smart technical, organizational and financial solution. During this seminar, the most important lessons from the PANT-project will be presented, a KTH project that has analyzed how the deposit-refund system can be developed in the best way to capture and circulate a larger proportion of plastic packaging.
Nils Johansson , SEED KTH, will during the seminar give a brief overview of the emergence of deposit-refund systems in Sweden, starting with the introduction of the standardized 33 centiliter Stockholm bottle in the year 1886. Zheng Lu and Linus Hasselström , SEED KTH, will present an environmental economic evaluation of different approaches to developing the Swedish deposit-refund system for food boxes. Göran Finnveden , SEED KTH, concludes the presentation by summarizing the most important lessons from the project.