Mistra Closing the Loop

Better use of industrial wastes through effective recovery of materials is one way of ‘closing the loop’ in society. This research programme aims to develop more efficient methods of recovering materials such as metals, chemicals and plastics, as well as electronic and other complex products. It is designing ways of both identifying resources and recycling them back into industry.


  • Duration: 2012–2019
  • Mistra funding: SEK 88 million
  • Host: SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
Events during the year
  • The programme entered its second phase, with 75 higher education institutions, research institutes, businesses and public stakeholders as project partners.

  • The leaders of the six individual projects making up the programme met in October, among other things to develop programme goals for their work on sustainable recovery of materials.