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Wortel, Florian (author)
This report focuses on the start-up company HOMIE B.V. (hereinafter refered to as “HOMIE”).
HOMIE is a household appliance company, currently focused on washing machines, that provides its products through a pay-per-use model. Here the customer does not buy the product, but only pays a small fee for each time that the product is used.
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master thesis 2017
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Steenmeijer, Michelle (author)
The main research assignment for this project is to develop a dynamic Material Flow Analysis (MFA) model for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) companies to increase transparency on downstream product flows and to provide insight on the impacts of Reverse Logistics strategies. The assignment is carried out by conducting a theoretical...
master thesis 2017
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Wong, Bo (author)
This project aims to plant a seed in the minds of children to develop sustainable behaviour now and inspire an attitude of environmental stewardship for the future. Children grow up in a take-make-dispose world driven by consumerism. This world is characterised by the continuous production of new consumer products. This has a significant...
master thesis 2017
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Braendstrup, Cecilia (author)
There is currently increasing interest in making a transition towards a circular economy, to improve resource efficiency and to reduce harmful emissions to the environment. The European Union adopted a Circular Economy package in 2015, while the Dutch government introduced a programme to achieve a circular economy by 2050. The construction...
master thesis 2017
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Cha, Yewon (author)
The appearance of circular economy has been raised as a solution to rapidly diminishing resources and waste issues that constant economic growth entail. The transition from the current linear economy in which we take, make, use, and dispose of resources to a circular economy in which waste becomes raw material is expected to close material loop....
master thesis 2017
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Beerkens, Thijs (author)
Repair was once a common act. With increased product diversity and complexity, a scarcity and obsolescence of spare parts is making repair increasingly difficult and economically unviable. The result is an accelerated turnover of manufactured goods, which are more often replaced than repaired. As products are discarded, embedded materials and...
master thesis 2017
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Gonzalez Sanchez, Diana (author)
This thesis explores how Internet of Things (IoT) can support Circular Economy in its goal of decoupling economic development from finite resources consumption. This is made specifically in the context of products as services, using as the case of study the Pay-per-Use washing-machine service by startup company HOMIE. The machine is connected to...
master thesis 2017
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Walton, Fallon (author)
master thesis 2017
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Verhulst, Renske (author)
The goal of this research is to identify barriers that hinder the development of phosphorus (P)
recycling by the communal water chain. Insights into these barriers can lead to a better
understanding of the situation and can lead to possible solutions to overcome the obstacles. The research shows that P recycling is a complex field with...
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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Stoop, M. (author)
The goal of this project is to develop a concept for the next generation of Greentom products that is more sustainable than their current product line by applying Circular Economy. The result will be a child buggy, which is optimised to be produced, assembled, re-used, repaired, refurbished and recycled in Europe by Greentom. In other words: can...
master thesis 2017
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Leising, R.M. (author)
The main purpose of this study is to make the circular economy principles applicable for the company Klöckner Metales ODS Nederland (ODS NL). This manifests in an extensive literature study on the CE and an analysis of the company, followed by design suggestions for improvements of their current Jansen VISS steel curtail wall system. The second...
master thesis 2017
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Doornbosch, G.R.R. (author)
The Senza tea 2.0 project focused on creating a sustainable product-service-system for the serving of tea within hospitalities. The project resulted in a new business model for Senza tea Company, involving the use of a new dispenser system and table display, resulting in a 100% waste free service. The service embodies the principles from the...
master thesis 2016
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Cherim, E.L.G. (author)
Urban policymakers face more complex issues than ever before in developing a socially-, economically- and environmentally sustainable cities. Some cities have already started transitioning towards a circular economy in this endeavor. This research explores the ways in which four pioneering cities have started navigating this transition, and uses...
master thesis 2016
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Leising, E.J. (author)
The main purpose of this study is to examine in what way supply chain collaboration in the built environment can contribute to the transition to a CE in the Netherlands. The study is structured along three main parts: (1) a theoretic part for conceptualising circular supply chain collaboration, (2) a case study where this conceptualisation is...
master thesis 2016
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Jie, Q.K. (author)
The Master’s programme Industrial Ecology is jointly organised by Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. The coming decades, the building sector is facing challenges to reduce its impact as one of the major contributors on global problems, like resource depletion, pollution and climate change. The concept of Circular Economy,...
master thesis 2016
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Steigenga, T.C.B. (author)
Material and Activity in Resonance
master thesis 2015
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Loppies, W.W. (author)
Since the beginning of industrial evolution, industrialization has created a dominating unilateral production- and consumption model. This one-way model of production, also described as a linear model, encompasses a ‘take, make, waste’ pattern in which natural resources are extracted from the Earth, manufactured into goods, used and eventually...
master thesis 2015
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Mesch, F. (author)
This report presents the results of the design of dynamic bicycle path lighting using a circular design approach for the company Lightwell. In the next decade, 600 million Euros will be invested in the construction of ‘bicycle’ highways, in order to stimulate commuting by bicycle. As no specialized bicycle path lighting is currently available, a...
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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