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Moonen, Hanna (author)
The construction industry is a large generator of waste. The interest in improving the resource efficiency is growing. A move towards a Circular Economy (CE) has been assigned as the solution for a more efficient use of resources in the construction industry. The aim of a circular economy is to create a system in which waste and energy leakage...
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Bon, Matthijs (author)
One way to stimulate a more circular economy, is to explore opportunities for urban mining. This thesis explores a new method to assess the quantity of underground electricity cables which could one day become available for urban mining. This research answers the question: ”To what extent can topological networks be used to localize and quantify...
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Snijders Blok, Iris (author)
The objective of this research is to decrease the energy and material consumption of TU Delft’s building stock, by providing the university with a refurbishment method. Refurbishments can have a large impact on the energy and material consumption of the Built Environment, as it focuses on the majority of the Built Environment. By designing net...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Walton, Fallon (author)
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Potemans, Astrid (author)
A circular economy has gained attention as a potential solution to the tension between the increasing demand for and the limited supply of materials. The construction industry consumes a great amount of global resources and generates a great amount of waste, and can contribute to the shift towards a circular economy by means of a more circular...
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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...
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Henselmans, G.G.M. (author)
Problem situation - Global population is expected to double its size in 2030 (EMF, 2013), so will global consumption. Resource scarcity and associated environmental impact has shown that the current way of conducting business is not sustainable (Bocken et al., 2014). A promising alternative is proposed; circular economy. This new economic system...
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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...
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Georgali, E. (author), Cardoso Pera Eboli, C. (author), Song, J. (author), Liu, X. (author)
In 2016, 54.5% of the world population was living in urban areas, whereas cities occupied only 2% of the total land. (United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2015). Climate change, inequality, peace and security issues are just some of the factors affecting urban areas and at the same time posing new challenges for urban...
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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...
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Vaendel, T.M.A. (author)
Within the scope of ‘circular economy in emerging markets’ the aim of this exploratory graduation project is to design a local application for educational purposes with the recycled PET filament that will be developed by Urban Mining in Colombia. A major issue in Colombia is the problem of plastic waste that often ends up in landfill as well as...
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Fromberg, E.H.E. (author)
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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...
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