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Brown, P.D. (author)
Our society faces many global sustainability challenges. Many of these challenges we have either created or exacerbated by not thinking about how the scale of our actions impacts the planet. We have however entered the Anthropocene, an epoch in time whereby human activity is now the dominant force upon the planet’s climate and environment. It is...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Sauerwein, M. (author)
This PhD project explored how the use of 3D printing can support design in a circular economy. 3D printing is an emerging technology and is viewed as a promising production process for the circular economy because of its unique additive and digital character. The aim of design in a circular economy is to preserve the value of products and...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Peck, David (author)
This report presents the findings from a review of more than one hundred Research & Innovation (R&I) projects under EU Framework programmes FP6 and FP7, dealing with a range of circularity considerations related to product design, manufacturing, use and after-use. Nine independent experts analysed these projects, brought in their own...
report 2020
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Van den Berghe, K.B.J. (author), Bucci Ancapi, F.E. (author), van Bueren, Ellen (author)
This paper assesses the potential of the circular economy (CE) policy ambitions of the port cities of Ghent (Belgium) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Both Ghent and Amsterdam are municipalities that potentially lend themselves ideally to set up a more local-oriented circular (re)production and (re)consumption system. Subsequently, both have the...
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Heesbeen, C. (author), Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author)
The circular economy is a widely accepted concept that various governments have started to adopt. Still, a major consumer of resources, the construction industry, struggles to implement business models that answer to the opportunity and generate value beyond economical. At the same time, the industry is at a threshold of intensifying their...
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Konietzko, J.C. (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Hultink, H.J. (author)
The circular economy may help firms to maximize the value of their material resources and minimize the overall resource use, waste, pollution and emissions of their business activities. Implementing a circular economy program requires radical changes in product, business model and ecosystem innovation. Most research on circular oriented...
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Haezendonck, Elvira (author), Van den Berghe, K.B.J. (author)
Large seaport hubs in Northwestern Europe are aiming to develop as circular hotspots and are striving to become first movers in the circular economy (CE) transition. In order to facilitate their transition, it is therefore relevant to unravel potential patterns of the circular transition that ports are currently undertaking. In this paper, we...
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Raimbault, Juste (author), Broere, Joris (author), Somveille, Marius (author), Serna, Jesus Mario (author), Strombom, Evelyn (author), Moore, Christine (author), Zhu, B. (author), Sugar, Lorraine (author)
Industrial symbiosis involves creating integrated cycles of by-products and waste between networks of industrial actors in order to maximize economic value, while at the same time minimizing environmental strain. In such a network, the global environmental strain is no longer equal to the sum of the environmental strain of the individual...
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Pozo Arcos, B. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Flipsen, Bas (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
Fault diagnosis is the process of identifying and characterising a fault when a failure occurs. It is, therefore, an essential step to take before product-repair. In this study, we ask how conventional users diagnose faults in household appliances and how the design of these appliances facilitates or hampers the process of fault diagnosis.To...
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Sauerwein, M. (author), Zlopaša, J. (author), Doubrovski, E.L. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
The circular economy requires high-value material recovery to enable multiple product lifecycles. This implies the need for additive manufacturing to focus on the development and use of low-impact materials that, after product use, can be reconstituted to their original properties in terms of printability and functionality. We therefore...
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Medici, P. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Peck, David (author)
This paper analyses the user safety of a playground built out of reused blades from a dismantled wind turbine. Located in Rotterdam and designed by the Netherlands architecture firm Superuse Studios, the playground, called “Wikado”, represents an example of the circular economy applied to the built environment. With reused materials, Wikado...
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Baldassarre, B.R. (author), Keskin, Duygu (author), Diehl, J.C. (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Calabretta, G. (author)
The intensification of industrial activity within an unsustainable development paradigm caused an alarming environmental crisis intertwined with societal problems on a global scale. Sustainable design theory contains an extensive body of knowledge on how these environmental and societal issues can be addressed by rethinking industrial...
review 2020
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Moktadir, Md Abdul (author), Anil Kumar, S. (author), Ali, S.M. (author), Paul, Sanjoy Kumar (author), Sultana, Razia (author), Rezaei, J. (author)
Eco-efficiency and resource optimization for business strategy and the environment can be achieved by the circular economy (CE) practices in supply chains (SCs). The leather industry is a significant industrial contributor to the economic growth of some countries, but at the same time, it leads to tremendous environmental pollution. This...
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Tonini, Davide (author), Wandl, A. (author), Meister, K.R. (author), Munoz Unceta, P.A. (author), Taelman, Sue Ellen (author), Sanjuan-Delmás, David (author), Dewulf, Jo (author), Huygens, Dries (author)
Food waste represents the largest fraction of the municipal solid waste generated in Europe and its management is associated to suboptimal performance in environmental, health, and social dimensions. By processing detailed multi-fold local data as part of a comprehensive and broadly understandable sustainability framework, this study quantifies...
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Sumter, Deborah (author), de Koning, J.I.J.C. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
This study addresses what competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) designers need in order to successfully design products and services for a circular economy. Existing literature, though sparse, has identified a number of circular economy competencies for design. Yet, a coherent overview is lacking. To complement the competencies found...
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Tunn, V.S.C. (author), van den Hende, E.A. (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author)
Access-based product-service systems (AB-PSS) allow consumers to use products for a fee and might support the transition towards a circular economy. This type of business model could decrease negative impacts of consumption by reducing the number of products needed; either by extending products’ lifetimes or by intensifying the use of...
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Ingemarsdotter, E.K. (author), Jamsin, E. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
While the enabling capabilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the Circular Economy (CE) have been highlighted in a number of publications, knowledge about how to leverage IoT in actual implementation of circular strategies is still lacking. This paper aims to elucidate reasons for the apparent mismatch between the ‘theoretical...
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Jansen, B. (author), van Stijn, A. (author), Gruis, V.H. (author), van Bortel, G.A. (author)
The building industry is responsible for the highest resource use, amount of waste and emissions of all industries. The principles of the Circular Economy (CE) could offer an approach to create a more sustainable built environment. For a transition towards a circular built environment, a comprehensive assessment method is needed to support...
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Bier, H.H. (author), Nazzarri, G. (author)
While the global impact of plastic waste is increasingly concerning, the application of reused materials in the built environment remains little explored. This paper presents research into the reuse of plastic in architecture by means of computational design and robotic fabrication. Design possibilities using reclaimed plastic artefacts were...
conference paper 2020
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Wallner, T.S. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
The prior use and age make refurbished products a less desirable option because they are perceived to be of lower quality, to have a reduced performance and a less attractive appearance. This research investigates one strategy on how to enhance the appearance of refurbished products and thereby encourage circular consumption via refurbishment...
journal article 2020
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