The SAWYER project aims to facilitate the transition of European furniture companies to a more circular economy. To this end, the project will study the main legislative and voluntary instruments that can facilitate this circular economy transition and it will analyse how they are expected to affect and transform the European furniture sector in 2030, including the possible appearance of new business models.

SAWYER will study how this transition can affect the existing jobs and their tasks, workers’ health and safety risks and their new training needs.

Implementation period: 01/03/2019 – 28/02/2021

Results transferable to companies

  • Current status of legislative and voluntary instruments in circular economy within the European furniture sector and in some relevant countries.
  • Sector possible future scenarios due to the companies’ transition to a more circular economy.
  • Changes that the circular economy could cause in jobs and tasks, in occupational health and safety risks and in workers’ training needs within the sector.
  • Knowledge about new opportunities and new business models.