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Wolf, Emiel (author)
The goal of this project is to find a way to get people to consume less, by changing what they do to improve their subjective well-being. It was found that the main issue that needed tackling is the fact that, currently, people are addicted to consumption - they depend on consumption for their happiness. The best way to remedy this would be to...
master thesis 2019
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Bootsma, Nynke (author)
The global environmental issues are becoming more and more pressing. These issues ask for not only changes on a product-level but also on a system-level (Ceshin, 2013). One of the potential solutions can be to facilitate more sustainable consumption. Sustainable consumption patterns can potentially be created by product-service systems (PSSs)....
master thesis 2019
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Tunn, V.S.C. (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), van den Hende, E.A. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author)
Combining sustainable consumption with the circular economy concept could help tackle challenges, such as resource scarcity and climate change by reducing resource throughput and increasing cycling of products and materials within the economic system, thereby reducing emissions and virgin material use. To achieve sustainable consumption in a...
journal article 2019
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Januar, Rizky (author)
The need for water, energy, and food resources is central to human being. Demand of these resources will increase as global population increases. By 2050 it is expected that combination of population growth and economic development will lead to 50% increase of global water and food demand, while energy demand will be doubled. Addressing...
master thesis 2018
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Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Bom, Colin A. (author), Lemstra, Hidde-Jan (author)
Pay-per-use business models where consumers pay for the unit of service (e.g. a wash) without gaining product ownership are often linked to increased environmental performance. Consumers would become more conscious about consumption patterns and companies would take responsibility for product life cycle issues. Such benefits can only be achieved...
journal article 2018
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Visser, M.C. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author)
Although most people claim to prefer a more sustainable product, only a limited number of ‘green buyers’ act on their words at the moment of purchase. To find out how to get mainstream buyers to buy more sustainable products, we used data on 950 Western European buyers of 32 different vacuum cleaner models. The issue was why three out of four...
journal article 2018
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Go, Eunyoung (author)
Food waste is the fastest growing issue of our time. Countries in the EU discard an estimated 89 million tons of food every year. Worse, the food waste will increase to about 126 million tons in 2020 if we do not take action (European Union Committee, 2014). Moreover, most countries are burying food waste in the landfills. This manner of...
master thesis 2017
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Agarwal, Tushar (author)
An investigation into energy optimization techniques for buildings was initiated that led to the development of a Toolbox with several functions for analysis, optimization and prediction techniques for thermal energy demand of a school building. The HHS, or The Hague University of Applied Sciences in Delft, was the most sustainable building for...
master thesis 2017
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de Vrijer, Tim (author)
The Master's programme Industrial Ecology is jointly organised by Leiden University and Delft University of Technology.
master thesis 2017
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de Koning, J.I.J.C. (author)
Growing unsustainable consumption in Vietnam is a pressing issue, especially in urban areas. The effects of rapid economic growth, industrialization and increasing wealth in combination with a young, growing population makes that the middle class of Vietnam is on the rise. This movement within the population is making room to form and introduce...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Short, SW (author)
Business model innovation is an important lever for change to tackle pressing sustainability issues. In this paper, ‘sufficiency’ is proposed as a driver of business model innovation for sustainability. Sufficiency-driven business models seek to moderate overall resource consumption by curbing demand through education and consumer engagement,...
journal article 2016
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Studer, M.R. (author)
This thesis was set out to explore the links between mindfulness and consumption, and specifically to gain clarity on how mindfulness impacts household consumption patterns. This to provide insights into whether mindfulness could be a constructive approach to sustainable consumption that would increase personal well-being and reduce...
master thesis 2015
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Nilstad Pettersen, I. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
European ecodesign policy is currently bringing material resource efficiency into focus. This paper explores how and to what extent policy addresses sustainable consumption-related issues, and what the consequences may be for the future role of design in supporting sustainable everyday consumption. How will policy help and hinder designers and...
conference paper 2013
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Vercauteren, C. (author), Quist, J.N. (author), Van Bueren, E.M. (author), Veen, E. (author)
Urban agriculture is an emerging topic and it is widely argued that it has considerable potential for sustainable consumption and production. Community gardening is a promising type of urban agriculture and questions have been raised like whether it has additional benefits for sustainable lifestyles and behavior, and we can understand community...
conference paper 2013
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Quist, J.N. (author), Wittmayer, J. (author), Umpfenbach, K. (author), Bauler, T. (author), Bach, M. (author)
On 7-8 October, the InContext project, in collaboration with the Low Carbon at Work and the CRISP projects and SCORAI Europe, convened a two-day workshop on Pathways, Transitions, Backacasting for sustainable and low-carbon lifestyles.Workshop proceedings have just become available as SCORAI workshop proceedings on the SCORAI website at http:/...
conference paper 2013
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Da Silva Pereira, A.C. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Pereira, H. (author), Vogtlander, J.G. (author)
Products with long life-spans are generally preferred form an environmental perspective. This paper addresses the longevity of cork products, and the respective influencing aspects. This is accomplished through a longitudinal study where several cork products are used, and at different moments in time interviews are performed with the users...
conference paper 2012
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Sanchez, A. (author)
The world will be faced with the challenge of accommodating nine billion people for 2050; the question is if our planet will have the resources necessary to provide a healthy and comfortable way of living for its habitants. That is why sustainability is important for DSM, and sustainability means “meeting the needs of the present without...
master thesis 2011
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Caeiro, S. (author), Ramos, T.B. (author), Huisingh, D. (author)
Despite the diversity of tools to measure household consumption, indicators are one of the approaches with great potential, due to their communication and comprehensible easiness for non-scientific public, like families. The main objective of this research was the development of a framework to define the main steps and criteria to built...
conference paper 2010
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Alcantud, A. (author), Mazo, D. (author)
In a resource scarcity context, public bodies have a fundamental role to promote sustainable consumption patterns. In Catalonia water scarcity and organic waste management are two fields in which the public bodies put in practice their instruments in order to change the citizens’ consumption patterns and to reduce the related environmental...
conference paper 2010
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Szerényi, Z.M. (author), Zsóka, A. (author), Széchy, A. (author)
Environmental education is expected to have significant influence on environmental awareness, everyday lifestyle and consumer behavior of the participants. Our paper aims to explore how content, intensity and ways of environmental education reflect in the knowledge, values, attitudes and actual behavior of university students and high school...
conference paper 2010
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