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Speksnijder, Stijn (author)
This master thesis presents a research & design project, aimed at finding a new use for decommissioned wind turbine blades. Wind energy is becoming a major source of renewable energy. As a result, a large stream of wind turbine materials arises. Most of these materials can be recycled very well, but the rotor blades pose a big problem after...
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Leung, Ranee (author), Zhou, Yixiao (author), Rodríguez Salcedo, Cristian (author), von Meijenfeldt, Charlotte (author), van Marrewijk, Franka (author)
Governments and private and non-profit organisations from international to local levels have acknowledged the idea that more sustainable systems are required to reduce our ecological footprint (WWF, 2016, Jonkhoff, 2012). The food system is a very important aspect within our lives, socially as well as economically but it is also one of the most...
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Reinink, Sebastien (author), Waldherr, Gabriela (author), Liu, Chang (author), Mujumdar, Gayatri (author), Meng, Wanting (author)
The AMA region wants to make the transition towards a circular economy. To make the circular economy happen, social, environmental and economic challenges have to be integrated in the transition. This report will identify these challenges and propose a vision, a development strategy and projects/policies to propose a new system in the sector...
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Vette, Joost (author)
This master thesis is the result of a graduation project for the Master Integrated Product Design at the TU Delft. The project was formulated as a continuation on research done by Mariet Sauerwein and Zjenja Doubrovski, in which they proved the potential of mussel shells as a material for material extrusion 3D printing. This with the aim of...
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van Duijnhoven, Noor (author)
Circular economy principles are gaining attention in the Netherlands. Industries, consumers and the Dutch government feel increased responsibility to tackle barriers to sustainable development. The government is increasing its investments to stimulate consumers to live more sustainably and companies that develop circular products are established...
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de Blok, Imardo (author)
Purpose: The implementation of Product-Service-Systems (PSSs) in real estate development project could support the shift of the real estate sector towards a more Circular Economy. With the implemen-tation of these system responsibilities of products remain with the suppliers of these products. This incentives suppliers to design products...
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Eisma, Eric (author)
The Zuidoost district is divided in mono-functional zones, such as housing in the Bijlmer and Holendrecht area and working in the Amstel III area. The Upcycling Centre Zuidoost will connect both sides in the future of 2050 in a physical, social and economic way. This is done by creating a building that becomes the driver of the circular economy....
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Schouten, Nico (author)
The way the western society currently treats waste is hazardous and can threaten not only the public health but also (very delicate) eco systems. Annually over 87 million tonnes of plastic are being produced. Only 2 % is reintroduced into the original purpose. The rest of this plastic is downcycled, landfilled, burned or leaked into the...
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Henry, Quirine (author)
In de Paris Climate Agreement the goal is set to reach an energy neutral built environment by 2050. As a result, there is a high demand for energy neutral refurbishment of the existing housing stock. With the currently low refurbishment rate is it expected to take around 250 years to reach this goal. Due to the high initial investment costs of...
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Simonian, Joeri (author)
In this project, a service design approach is used to explore new value opportunities for consumers in a circular product subscription; based on the data that machines and consumers can give as input to a digital system. The analysis and design is focused on the wash machine PSS by Bundles,
a Dutch company that commissioned this assignment....
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Stuik, Amy (author)
Design for adaptive reuse of the Maassilo in Rotterdam within the graduation studio of Heritage and Architecture. This design focusses on creating physical and social connections with an integrated sustainable design.
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Polat, Esra (author)
Mobile phones are one of the most ubiquitous devices in our lives. The ever-growing demand for mobile phones and rapid upgrade patterns, gives mobile phones an unsustainable linear character, with a big contribution to e-waste. This study is about stimulating consumers to return their mobile phones to extend its life or fulfill another purpose...
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Moya Ortiz, Diego (author), Durand Lopéz, Leyden (author), Klimczak, Anna (author), Stuyt, Mae-Ling (author), Hu, Qiyao (author)

The Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam (AMA) has proposed a transition from its current linear economic model to a circular one (Sustainable Amsterdam, 2015). However, the proposed strategy is based mainly on the participation of actors from the world of business and industry, relegating social actors to a peripheral level of its...
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Moonen, Hanna (author)
The construction industry is a large generator of waste. The interest in improving the resource efficiency is growing. A move towards a Circular Economy (CE) has been assigned as the solution for a more efficient use of resources in the construction industry. The aim of a circular economy is to create a system in which waste and energy leakage...
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Bon, Matthijs (author)
One way to stimulate a more circular economy, is to explore opportunities for urban mining. This thesis explores a new method to assess the quantity of underground electricity cables which could one day become available for urban mining. This research answers the question: ”To what extent can topological networks be used to localize and quantify...
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Snijders Blok, Iris (author)
The objective of this research is to decrease the energy and material consumption of TU Delft’s building stock, by providing the university with a refurbishment method. Refurbishments can have a large impact on the energy and material consumption of the Built Environment, as it focuses on the majority of the Built Environment. By designing net...
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Wortel, Florian (author)
This report focuses on the start-up company HOMIE B.V. (hereinafter refered to as “HOMIE”).
HOMIE is a household appliance company, currently focused on washing machines, that provides its products through a pay-per-use model. Here the customer does not buy the product, but only pays a small fee for each time that the product is used.
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Steenmeijer, Michelle (author)
The main research assignment for this project is to develop a dynamic Material Flow Analysis (MFA) model for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) companies to increase transparency on downstream product flows and to provide insight on the impacts of Reverse Logistics strategies. The assignment is carried out by conducting a theoretical...
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Wong, Bo (author)
This project aims to plant a seed in the minds of children to develop sustainable behaviour now and inspire an attitude of environmental stewardship for the future. Children grow up in a take-make-dispose world driven by consumerism. This world is characterised by the continuous production of new consumer products. This has a significant...
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Braendstrup, Cecilia (author)
There is currently increasing interest in making a transition towards a circular economy, to improve resource efficiency and to reduce harmful emissions to the environment. The European Union adopted a Circular Economy package in 2015, while the Dutch government introduced a programme to achieve a circular economy by 2050. The construction...
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