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The Nordics first smart Library of Things

Norway
Akershus – Nesodden kommune
STAKEHOLDERS
SCOPE
LEVEL
Micro (Consumer, Product, Company)
TIMELINE
START:2017
END: ongoing
SECTOR
STATUS
LOCATION
COUNTRY: Norway
Akershus – Nesodden kommune
AREA:Peri-urban
PARTNERS
ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
Association/club/organization – Forening/lag/innretning (FLI)
POLICY, FUNDING
FUNDING: Initial funding by Sparebankstiftelsen, community volunteers and donations and a non-profit discount for the technology to manage it from SmartUse.Global
BARRIERS
funding, space, visibility
BUSINESS MODEL
Business/Organisation to Consumer (B2C)
Rental, Membership, Sharing
CIRCULAR CONTEXT
LOOP
Reduce, Reuse
MATERIAL INPUT/OUTPUT
TECHNOLOGY
LICENSE: Proprietary
DATA SETS: Closed Data set
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Environmental awareness, Reduced waste, Reduced emissions, Increased resource utilisation
SOCIAL IMPACT
Increased employment, Increased inclusion, Increased contacts among people, Increased access to services/products, Reduced inequalities, Reduced social pressure, Increased quality of life, Increased local pride, New community space, Improved wellbeing, Increased activity
ECONOMIC IMPACT
Reduced spending, Reduced economic pressure, Increased value creation, Job creation
FUTURE POTENTIAL
Scaleable, Replicable, Networkable

Description

ENGLISH

Nesoddliv – Locals.Global, a community non-profit at Nesodden started the first Smart Library of Things.

The goal was to help ease the socio-economic pressure on individuals and families by providing access to products as a service, reducing the need for their entire community to own everything.

In order to understand what the demand was, they surveyed their community. With responses from nearly 300 families they established an understanding that it was not simply power tools that their community wanted access to, but also party supplies such as wine glasses,  utensils and tents, but also food preservation and harvesting equipment such as a cottage industry scaled fruit press and pasteuriser.

After receiving funding from Sparebankstiftelsen, they were able to set up a 40ft container lined with everything from power tools to toys all available to be booked on a digital platform provided by SmartUse.Global that enables them to manage, organise, maintain and provide a service to their community that not only has an economic impact, but an environmental one as well. Data from the system generates information about what is used and when, handles maintenance routines – This is combined with “fiksefest”  repair events where the entire community gathers to maintain the inventory and fix broken things from home as well.

Why is this important?
Environment: A rechargeable electric drill is used an average of 13 minutes during its lifetime with a Co2 footprint of 27kg. The things we have lying around are not used until they are worn out, then they break because they are not regularly used. Think of the Co2 imprint of everything we have lying around in our homes and basements.
Social: Nearly 10% of Nesodden’s population lives below the poverty line. By making reuse and loans mainstream, we reduce purchasing pressure and social differences, and create new exciting social arenas.
Economical: We do not need to fill basements and garages with expensive items that are almost never used. Access without ownership is an important step towards a circular economy, which has significantly increased local value creation

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