Fixoteket - Neighbourhood mini-recycling and reuse centres
Research Project , 2017 – 2019

This innovation project aims at generating knowledge on how mini-recycling and reuse centres can work as meetingspaces and teaching centers for the local community. The idea is that people in their own neighbourhood can have the posibility to reuse, repair and creatively remanufacture items, as well as access tool libraries and discard their hazardous waste for recycling.

The project will develop, test and evaluate four neighbourhood mini-recycling and reuse centres, in different bouroughs of Gothenburg. The content for these centres will be collaboratively developed between neighbours, service personel and investors. The project will document this process and generate knowledge that might support establishing such centres by other actors and locations. It is expected that the project will help reduce waste generation volumes from households by offering new sustainable alternatives to consumption.


Isabel Ordonez Pizarro (contact)

Forskare vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Shea Hagy

Projektledare vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

MariAnne Karlsson

Professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors


City of Gothenburg, District administration East Gothenburg

Göteborg, Sweden

City of Gothenburg, District administration Majorna-Linne

Göteborg, Sweden

Familjebostäder i Göteborg

Göteborg, Sweden

Göteborgs stad, Angereds stadsdelsförvaltning

Angered, Sweden

Göteborgs stad, Kretslopp och vatten

Angered, Sweden

Göteborgs stads bostads AB

Göteborg, Sweden

The Swedish Union of Tenants

Göteborg, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2019

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance


Areas of Advance

HSB living lab


Materials Science

Areas of Advance

More information

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