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Thomassen, Brent (author)
This project is focused on the development of circular and sustainable playground equipment (PE), as the Netherlands and its municipalities have set targets to become a Circular Economy in 2050. Furthermore, the PE should also encourage children to play outside more and engage in physical exercise. The reason for this being that children in the...
master thesis 2024
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Snip, Felicia (author)
Float glass is a largely unexplored material flow in the context of circularity. As the Dutch government wants construction to be fully circular by 2050, new ways have to be found to deal with float glass. Five scenarios for sustainable glass handling are discussed: what would happen if all available secondary windows would be recycled,...
master thesis 2023
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Ikeda, Yukiko (author)
Current cravings for more are taking a great toll on the Earth and its most vulnerable communities. The rise in ’fast furniture’ has contributed to this issue, popularizing the idea that furniture can be cheap, to the point of being disposable. To understand the size of this issue and how much more damage to the environment might be in store if...
master thesis 2023
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Lutz, Bernd (author)
The construction sector is responsible for 39% of the global energy- and process-related CO2 emissions, of which 11% is due to the production of construction materials. The municipality of the city of Leiden in the Netherlands has set goals to build 17,000 new dwellings between 2020-2030 and to lower its overall carbon footprint. In this study,...
master thesis 2023
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de Groot, Luce (author)
This study answerd the research question, What is needed to enable design students, particularly at the Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) faculty in Delft, without prior experience in Life Cycle Assessment to effectively incorporate the fundamentals of the LCA method into their design practices? Through empirical research (interviews and...
master thesis 2023
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Ilgemann, Pablo (author)
Concrete is one of the most widely used materials in residential building construction. It contributes about 4% to 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions annually. Thus, better understanding the material stocks and flows of concrete can support efforts to better manage this resource and its use. Concrete is especially popular for the construction...
master thesis 2023
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Ruig, Nina (author)
The implications of a CE and the transition towards it are widely researched. However, there is a lack of research into the relevant geographical scales of CE. Thus, this research aims to present a framework that identifies the optimal geographical scale for the recycling of materials based on various factors. The framework is tested against a...
master thesis 2022
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Elbing, Raphael (author)
The growing world population gaining affluence is driving the extraction of raw materials. Resource availability is finite and concerns about future supply shortages rise. An approach to tackle this problem is circular economy which entails multiple strategies to reduce the demand of virgin materials. The implementation of those strategies...
master thesis 2022
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Claußner, Ralf (author)
Environmental impacts related to the global food system are increasingly addressed by academia, institutions, policy-makers and businesses. Fundamentally, decisions about food consumption rest with the customer, and although they are the largest stakeholder group in the food system, they are not adequately equipped to consider the environmental...
master thesis 2019
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van der Kooij, Jim (author)
The Dutch government set two environmental goals by 2050. One of them is being climate neutral and the other one is to have a circular economy. In order to meet both goals in the best environmental conditions, extensive environmental research is required. This thesis is one of these researches and its main focus is on the climate neutral goal by...
master thesis 2019
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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...
master thesis 2018
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Kotnis, Joanna (author)
Cobalt is one of the most important critical raw materials for emerging technologies. There are many incentives for analysis of this metal, from increasing demand for rechargeable batteries, rising prices and social issues involved. This paper is the first attempt to perform a substance flow analysis of cobalt at a city level. The analysis...
master thesis 2018
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Verhagen, Teun (author)
The heating transition goals of the Netherlands are ambitious. To reach the goal of an 80% reduction of CO2 emission by 2050, the total residential heat consumption would need to be drastically cut down. The Dutch government is leaning towards implementing large-scale heating networks and reusing waste heat from non-renewable industry. However,...
master thesis 2018
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