This report takes up where the previous one, Facts and trends towards 2050, left off and describes resource usage today in five different material flows. The report also outlines promising commercial opportunities for the future.
Through analysis that is unique up to now of Swedish resource flows for biomass, concrete, steel, textiles and food (including phosphorus), the project explores the challenges and opportunities associated with the way in which these materials are being used today. Waste is identified and documented, and synergies between flows and sectors are presented. Various commercial opportunities are described and some measures to enable opportunities to be realised are proposed.