Vision: 100% circular flow of material

Goal: By 2030, Sweden is an international example with successful companies thanks to circular material flows and is actively driving a global circular development. By 2040, the circular economy has fundamentally changed society and enabled value creation without the need for finite raw materials.

Development of market and regulations

Circular Sweden drives development and policy forward in 4 areas: design for circular economy, sustainable consumption, increased access and use of recycled materials, and circular value chains. In 2019, Circular Sweden are focusing especially on the value chains plastic, textiles and building materials.

Circular Sweden consists of members who have the opportunity to influence extensive material flows or who are engaged in ambitious circular work. Axfood, H&M, Houdini, IKEA, NCC, Spendrups Brewery, SSAB, Tarkett and the Recycling Industries jointly run the Circular Sweden corporate forum.

Expected result 2030
By 2030, Sweden is an international example with successful companies in circular material flows and is actively driving global circular development. The loss of value in Sweden's material flows has been halved. A measure of circularity has been developed and applied in the private and public sector. A consensus and standardization of circular concepts have been created that enable a more efficient transition. Sweden has passed clear legislation enabling companies to own their waste, take responsibility for their value chain and circulate more of their material with better profitability. Recycled raw materials, including recycled raw materials from biomaterials, are competitive with virgins and have a high demand. Consumers and purchasers place demands on recycled, renewable and recyclable raw materials in products and material flows.

Circular Sweden invites business, politics and research to discuss obstacles and opportunities for more circular material flows. The activities consist of roundtable talks, seminars, reports and media activities. Internal workshops and strategy meetings aim to create synergies, disseminate good examples and find common ways for companies to create more circular material flows.

More information
For more information about Circular Sweden, upcoming activities or possible membership, contact Ellen Einebrant,, 0704606035.