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Balderas Zavala, Henoc (author)
The efforts to embed a Circular Economy (CE) within every organization in the Netherlands have taken both, scholars and practitioners, to look into the design of Circular Business Models (CBMs) that allow to make this transition possible; one of the Dutch industries taking this approach is the real estate development sector. Different business...
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Duan, Shuyu (author)
Circular economy is gaining global momentum as a new economic system to achieve sustainable development. The built environment plays an important role during the transition to a circular economy. China and the Netherlands share a common basis on enhancing resource efficiency by circular economy, which provides opportunities for mutual learning....
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Lopriore, Luca (author)
The aim of this thesis is to present a design for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge which meets the requirements of Circular Economy; by incorporating strategies such as design for disassembly and modularity a structure is created which improves upon the long-term value of existing bridges. Circular Economy has in recent years begun to replace the...
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Ntailianas, Nondas (author)
This report includes all the research conducted during the last phase of the Master of Science Building Engineering within the faculty of Civil Engineering. The main aim is to form a strategy for designing demountable unitized curtain walls; one that could actually be used in practice by future engineers and architects. This is why this...
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Tuimaka, Mahana (author)
To realize the shift towards a Circular Economy, products should stay usable as long as possible. Maintaining products is the most efficient way of retaining their desired level of performance. This is called Product care. Product care can be understood as any action that helps to prolong the lifetime of a product. The aim of this thesis is to...
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van Zwet, Bram (author)
DSM Dyneema produces an extremely strong fibre called Dyneema® consisting of Ultra High Molecular weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE). The Dyneema® material has been trademarked by its manufacturer as The Greenest strength™. This claim is based on the non-toxic chemical nature of the material and its production, as well as on having the lowest carbon...
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Sołtysiak, Katarzyna (author)
Nowadays, a majority of goods is produced in a significant distance to a consumption market; spaces of production and consumption have become extremely disconnected. For this reason, consumers are not aware of labour and pollution that desired goods create. Large amounts of waste are disposed daily, in particular in well developed countries. But...
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Luken, Lodewijk (author)
The current take-make-dispose economy, resulting in resource pressure and environmental problems, calls for circular economics. Islands are perfect living laboratories, because of their clearly defined boundaries and vulnerability to external factors. In this graduation Project, Ilha de Paquetá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is taken as a case study...
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Huizing, Denise (author)
This research aims to gain a deeper understanding on the financial, legal, organisational and technical considerations regarding the application of product-service systems. The goal is to identify how these characteristics could be implemented in project delivery methods to contribute to a circular economy. This design-based research is carried...
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Bouma, Jozine (author)
This report is a graduation thesis for the master Integrated Product Design at the Delft University of Technology. Carried out in collaboration with Philips Design in the Netherlands. The project is about how to engage consumers in the transition from a linear towards a circular economy in which we make more efficient use of materials and...
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Vlaming, Annemieke (author)
Due to growing prosperity in the world, together with the trend of urbanization, more and more natural resources are needed. However, the earth cannot keep providing us these materials, since many of them are depleting. The concept of circular economy is seen as an opportunity to tackle this problem. However, the infrastructure industry lags...
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Timmerman, Hanna (author)
This report provides an analysis of the consumer experience at the end-of-use phase of a product. The study in this report focussed on the consumer-product relationship: how this plays a role in the process of product detachment, and what this means for products at the end-of-use, with a specific attention for products in a circular economy.
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van Veenen, Anna (author)
The last couple of years the concept of the Circular Economy (CE) has been gaining more and more attention. The Netherlands want to become a CE as well and the government presented a national policy programme including goals to reach a CE in 2050. One of those goals is that Dutch public authorities should procure all their projects 100%...
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Michael, Polina (author)
The demolition activities produce a huge amount of waste that have negative effects on the environment. In the current demolition practices, most of the waste are recycled or landfilled. Only a small percentage is retrieved and reused again. Reuse is preferred than recycling since it better for the environment. To increase the reuse, more...
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Meijer, Rosa (author)
In 2017, the Dutch government has set the goal to achieve a 100% circular economy by 2050. A transition from the current linear economy towards a circular economy is necessary to reach this goal. In the circular economy, products at end-of-life are no longer seen as waste but will be reused as a secondary product or resource.

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Michael, Eleni (author)
Many notions are taken the last decades to control production of waste and solve the scarcity of raw material. Circular Economy is a concept, designed to help solve this problem with a financial and environmental agenda. Combined with a Product to Service model, it can offer new opportunities in resetting the way we see ownership and what should...
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Browning, Graham (author)
Cities account for approximately 75% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This, along with the fact that cities also account for 75% of natural resource consumption and 50% of global waste production, makes urbanization a world-wide issue (Sukhdev, Vol, Brandt, & Yeoman, 2017). Additionally, the widely-practiced urban linear economic structure...
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Gîrbacea, Andrei (author)
Sustainability concerns steer the construction sector towards adopting a circular economy philosophy. Steel-concrete composite beams are extensively used in multi-story buildings and bridges due to their competitive construction and efficient material use. Currently the composite action is mainly achieved by headed shear connectors welded to the...
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Mertens, Diede (author)
The aim of this project was to design an end-of-use experience in a circular economy for the Apple iPhone. The main challenge was to find out what the obstacles were at the end-of-use. During this research it became clear that many consumers don’t do anything with their old phone when they buy a new one. These old iPhones are left forgotten in...
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Alewijn, Tjerk (author)
On a yearly bases approximately 1,5 million mattresses are discarded in the Netherlands. Matras Recycling Europe (MRE) is an Utrecht based company that specialises in disassembling mattresses. MRE is able to recycle 250.000 to 300.000 of the 1,5 million mattresses. Most of the pieces that are separated from these mattresses can be re-used in...
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