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de Koeijer, Bjorn (author), Wever, R. (author), Henseler, Jörg (author)
Recent years have shown a shift in the focus of sustainable development from eco-efficiency (minimizing negative impacts) towards eco-effectiveness (optimizing positive impacts). Currently, a focus on circular models can be identified; Cradle to Cradle and circular economy are main examples of such models. However, the current number and...
journal article 2017
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Wever, R. (author), Schermer, R. (author), Smit, L. (author), Vos, L. (author)
Besides contributing to the actual sustainability performance of a product-packaging combination, packaging can also play a role in communicating about sustainability. Such green marketing aspects of packaging may either focus on the sustainability credentials of the packaging itself, or on the credentials of the product contained (or even the...
conference paper 2015
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Keskin, D. (author), Wever, R. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
book chapter 2014
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Wever, R. (author)
Packaging has always received a lot of attention within the field of design for sustainability. The classical approach has been to mainly focus on reducing the impact of the packaging. This approach stems from the ill-informed position that packaging is superfluous, or at best there only for marketing reasons. This is a rather guild-based...
conference paper 2014
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De Eyto, A. (author), McMahon, M. (author), Mulder, K.F. (author), Wever, R. (author), De Werk, G. (author), Overschie, M.G.F. (author)
Education for sustainable development fundamentally calls for a change in the way we educate (teaching methodologies), what we teach (the curriculum and subject matter), and why we do it (learning outcomes & professional impact) (Bhamra & Dewberry, 2007). But what should this change look like in Engineering and Design? This paper outlines and...
conference paper 2013
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Storaker, A. (author), Wever, R. (author), Dewulf, K. (author), Blankenburg, D. (author)
In the two last decades a considerable amount of research has been conducted on the Front End of Innovation. This is the stage of the product development process where the design brief is formulated. This phase is argued to be crucial to the success of the final product. While the Front End of Innovation in general has been a hot research topic,...
conference paper 2013
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Wever, R. (author), Peck, D. (author), De Eyto, A. (author)
Sustainable innovation comes in many forms and sizes. There are different philosophies about how to design, such as EcoDesign, bio-mimicry and Cradle-to-cradle. There are differences in organizational contexts, such as multinationals, small and medium sized enterprises, start-ups and design agencies. Furthermore, different product categories and...
conference paper 2013
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Walhout, W. (author), Wever, R. (author), Blom, E. (author), Addink-Dölle, L. (author), Tempelman, E. (author)
Many entrepreneurial businesses have attempted to create value based on the residual material streams of third parties. Based on ‘waste’ materials they designed products, around which they built their company. Such activities have the potential to yield sustainable products. Many of such companies remain in the more artistic domain, with...
conference paper 2013
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Wever, R. (author), Vogtländer, J. (author)
The classical method to compare the environmental impact or eco-burden of different packaging designs is to use life cycle assessment (LCA). LCA requires a functional unit to compare unequal concepts on an ‘equal’ footing, for instance by comparing three 0,5 litre bottles, with one 1,5 litre bottle. Creating this ‘equal’ footing usually ignores...
conference paper 2013
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Wever, R. (author)
lecture notes 2013
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Wever, R. (author), Vogtländer, J. (author)
The classical sustainability perspective on packaging is to reduce the environmental impact or eco burden of the packaging, using life cycle assessment to evaluate different design alternatives. Simultaneously, the classical marketing perspective on packaging is to generate value through differentiation, for instance, by providing additional...
journal article 2012
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Wever, R. (author)
For better or worse, products contribute to shaping the behaviour of their users. Hence, designers have the opportunity, or if you are so inclined the responsibility, to take those potential behaviour changes into account in their design process. Through thoughtful design, they may aim to change user behaviour for the better and make it, for...
journal article 2012
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De Pauw, I. (author), Kandachar, P. (author), Karana, E. (author), Peck, D. (author), Wever, R. (author)
Current design practices focus on eco-efficiency as the main approach in the field of sustainable product development. This approach mainly aims at improving existing products and services. Environmental product performance can be greatly improved using ecoefficiency but in many cases the improvements are incremental. Furthermore, the overall...
conference paper 2010
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De Pauw, I.C. (author), Kandachar, P.V. (author), Karana, E. (author), Peck, D.P. (author), Wever, R. (author)
Current design practices focus on eco-efficiency as the main approach in the field of sustainable product development. This approach mainly aims at improving existing products and services. Environmental product performance can be greatly improved using ecoefficiency but in many cases the improvements are incremental. Furthermore, the overall...
conference paper 2010
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Hassi, L. (author), Wever, R. (author)
Activities in the fuzzy front end of the innovation process (FFE) are the root of success for any company hoping to compete on the basis of innovations. Considering the importance of the FFE, it would seem logical to bring the environmental considerations already to the activities of the early stages of the innovation process in order to...
conference paper 2010
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Wever, R. (author), Goemans, M. (author), Bork, S. (author)
Multinationals wanting to sell eco-friendly products are advised by the green-marketing literature to apply a socalled linked-benefit strategy [1, 2, p.121], which describes attributes of a product (or service) that are positive for the environment and links those to benefits for the consumer (e.g. convenience, cost-savings). This paper reviews...
conference paper 2009
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Dewulf, K. (author), Wever, R. (author), Boks, C. (author), Bakker, C. (author), D'hulster, F. (author)
In recent years, the implementation of sustainability into the curricula of engineering has become increasingly important. This paper focuses on the experiences of integrating sustainability in Design Engineering education in the academic bachelor programs at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, at the University College of West...
conference paper 2009
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Wever, R. (author)
So far, the sustainability focus on packaging has been strongly on resource conservation and material recycling. However, as this thesis demonstrates based on LCA studies, for typical cases of packed consumer durables, the transportation of the packed product has a higher environmental impact than the packaging material used. Analysis of a...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Wever, R. (author), Boks, C.B. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
On both a strategic level and a product level a lot is known on how to integrate sustainability aspects. On the intermediate level of product portfolio management this is not true. Here the strategic sustainability goals of a company need to be translated into products. A company wanting to innovate in a green way automatically has to make...
conference paper 2008
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Wever, R. (author), Boks, C. (author), Stevels, A. (author)
The traditional purpose of packaging for consumer electronics (CE) products was to get them in one piece from the factory to the consumers home. It was purely focused on the physical distribution. In that time, buying a CE product could be considered a major family investment. However, times have changed, as nowadays a trend of commoditization...
conference paper 2008
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