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Esseveld, R.N. (author)
The thesis entails a project in which companies that collect, re-furbish and re-use , used building materials have been studied. The collaborating company, Buurman werkplaats en materialen, is such a company and was interested in becoming more attractive for the business to business market. For this reason, the analysis of the thesis focused on...
master thesis 2017
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Vlugter, J.C. (author)
Over the course of the 20th century, plastics have transformed the way we use, design and manufacture the products that define our everyday lives. Yet as our global demand for plastics increases, so does the amount of plastic waste that is created. Currently only a small amount of the material value of this waste stream is retrieved through...
master thesis 2017
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Huisman, W. (author)
The circular economy framework is made up of many loops and principles. There are different business model archetypes and design principles that can help companies to transition towards the circular economy. For a company with the intention to do so, the question arises what combination of all these aspects is most favourable. In this report,...
master thesis 2017
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Van Leeuwen, M.W. (author)
Today’s industry relies on the take-make-dispose approach of the linear economic model. Our linear consumption and production patterns are depleting our planet’s resources, polluting our environment and changing our climate. As a proposed solution to this problem, a circular economic model is designed to reduce the flow of non-renewable energy...
master thesis 2017
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Van Bohemen, G.L.A. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Schuit, C.S.C. (author)
Without the guarantee for product return or company ownership, circular alternatives can have a higher perceived financial risk than linear alternatives. Therefore, it is essential to start at the business model to create preconditions for a circular system and develop propositions consumers are willing to pay for. This requires a shift in...
master thesis 2015
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Heredia, G.H. (author)
This master thesis explores and develops a sustainable footwear solution. An aesthetics approach was taken in parallel in the attempt of creating a timeless design.
master thesis 2015
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Derks, F.S.N. (author)
In order to reduce environmental impact caused by the production of animal protein (meat, fish, dairy), the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (Min. I&M) seeks to stimulate Dutch consumers in lowering their intake of animal protein and shifting towards a more plant-based diet. According to research (Bakker and Dagevos, 2010),...
master thesis 2015
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Van der Linden, R. (author)
Could a transportation item be the key to increasing profits and decreasing the environmental impact of selling potted plants in a supermarket? Using design principles founded on Circular Economy, a new durable transport tray for plants was designed. The main challenge was to make handling as quick and easy as possible, while also making the...
master thesis 2015
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Holtman, R.D. (author)
WakaWaka develops and markets solar powered lights and chargers for the western world and developing countries in their mission to end energy poverty. The circular economy is an economic system with closed material loops, which can provide benefits for sustainable product design and business model generation. Circular tools have been designed...
master thesis 2014
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Van den Berg, M.R. (author)
In general the majority of the current economy is a linear economy based on a ‘take-make-dispose” model that relies on easily accessible resources and energy. This creates huge amounts of waste at end of life impacting nature and society. Furthermore resource scarcity is increasingly becoming an issue impacting price and availability of products...
master thesis 2014
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Vanhoof, S. (author)
This report contains the graduation project for the master ‘Design for Interaction’ of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the Technical University of Delft. The project was conducted for the foundation ‘Masters that Matter’, which aims to solve todays’ societal problems through design. The problem tackled in this project is the...
master thesis 2014
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Visser, T. (author)
The European Commission has developed the “Europe 2020” strategy, and one of its flagship programs is resource efficiency. One of the implications of this strategy is that directives will have to be updated. One of these directives is the ecodesign directive. Since the directive currently only focuses on energy-efficiency a study is underway to...
master thesis 2014
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Poppelaars, F.A. (author)
E-waste, price volatility of resources and the constant increase of the middle class world population expecting the same ‘high quality’ life standards have (amongst other) made some companies consider their options. In the reports of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, one aspect of the circular economy model aims at decoupling sales revenues from...
master thesis 2014
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Goemans, M.O. (author)
THE GOAL The Dutch Association for Designers (BNO) is the largest organization of professional designers in the Netherlands and committed to support the interests of its members. BNO provides assistance in sustainable design through their ‘Groene Offerte’ (GO) community. However, there is no adequate sustainable support for during the briefing...
master thesis 2013
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Tokaya, G.E. (author)
The introduction of LED lighting drastically increased the technical lifespan of lighting products. Furthermore the small dimensions of LED modules offers new design possibilities that can be seen in the current trend of designing embedded LED luminaires. In these luminaires the LED modules are fully integrated into the fixture body. In the...
master thesis 2013
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Keijsers, K.H. (author)
In this thesis a product service system for a Bugaboo stroller is developed. The main objectives are to come up with a PSS that has benefits for people, planet and profit. The objectives are defined as follows: 1. People: The PSS should convince people to lease a stroller instead of buying one. 2. Planet: The PSS should be a sustainable...
master thesis 2013
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Minderhoud, W.C. (author)
The impending transition away from (already depleting) fossil-fuels to more sustainable sources of energy will bring a lot of changes with it. As part of the kWh/m2-project, an initiative from the TUDelft and Wageningen University, I researched the energetic sustainability of a small subset of our society’s products and services: mobile...
master thesis 2012
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Wijsman, S. (author)
The eco-score is a sustainability tool that communicates the sustainability level of a mobile phone through a logo that is placed on the price tag next to the mobile phone in the Vodafone Store on the Vodafone Website below the phone specifications. The logo displays the level of from the number 1 for a low level of sustainability up to the...
master thesis 2012
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Ingenegeren, R.A.C. (author)
Even though the Econova television of Philips has proved to be the best holistic environmentally friendly television, with an extremely low energy usage, it could still be improved by using lower impact materials. The eco-impact of printed circuit boards remains a main area worthy of further study. A first step is made in the direction of a...
master thesis 2011
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