Business models of collaborative urban upcycling initiatives: Understanding how strategic partnerships accelerate upcycling of discarded furniture and interior design products

Marco van Hees, Inge Oskam, Nancy Bocken

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Abstract

Within European cities, entrepreneurs engage in private and public collaborative initiatives that work towards reducing local solid waste streams (Futurium, 2019). Furniture and interior design products account for nearly 50% of these waste streams, making them a key priority on the EU agenda to prevent climate change (Vanacore et al, 2021). New legislation to extend producer responsibility and reduce waste incineration is developing on a national level (PBL, 2021) and collaborative initiatives for urban upcycling are emerging (Ministerie I&W, 2023; Futurium, 2019). Business models to support upcycling are evolving, but their configuration and effectiveness is little understood. 
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2023
Event8th International Conference on New Business Models - Maastricht: Building partnerships for more sustainable, resilient and regenerative business models - Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 21 Jun 202323 Jun 2023
https://www.newbusinessmodels.org/

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on New Business Models - Maastricht
Abbreviated titleNBM 23 Maastricht
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityMaastricht
Period21/06/2323/06/23
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