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The Circular Economy And You


Individuals have their part to play in the transition towards a circular economy. In this episode, we will introduce the circular economy and strategies to facilitate a transition from our linear to a more circular economy.

Furthermore, we visit a repair cafe and illustrate how you can extend product lifetimes.

The episode is produced in connection to a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), called ‘Circular Economy: Sustainable Materials Management’, produced by the IIIEE together with European partners available on Coursera.

Podcast Episode # 3: The Circular Economy And You


Want to learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode of the podcast? Browse the below resources, which we used for inspiration and hope that will inspire you, too!

To find a repair cafe near you, you may wish to visit to explore a catalogue of existing repair cafes globally.

The Guardian has a great article, which discusses 'How to set up your own repair cafe'. The article points to resources including the Restart Project: There, you will find a wiki with questions and answers about starting your own repair cafe and funding opportunities as well as guides to repair products on your own. Another great resource is iFixIt, where they have over 45,000 free manuals for fixes to over 12,000 household products. You can find these manuals on their website:

Lastly, if you want to learn more about STPLN, home to the repair cafe in Malmö, you can visit their website:

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