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Hutter, Carlijn (author)
Society is facing a critical point of unsustainability, urging the need to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy (CE). This transition not only addresses pressing issues but also unlocks new business opportunities. However, the lack of clarity around its specifics leaves many businesses uncertain about how to best respond,...
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Meijer, Ernst (author)
With high global ambitions for sustainability and circularity and increasing energy prices, the recycling industry keeps innovating to keep up with political goals and customer demand. Reducing the energy consumption in the recycling process reduces environmental impact and reduces financial costs for the customer. A energy intensive process...
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Oosterhoff, Laura (author), Perry, L.K. (author), Weber, G.K.J. (author), Wiegers, Lotte (author), Zhou, Y. (author)
The Dutch greenhouse industry contributing 19% of the national carbon emissions, highlights its significant role in the ever-increasing environmental, social, and political challenges developing from climate change. Geopolitical tensions including the war in Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with resource scarcity and a world population...
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Russchen, Marieke (author), Waalders, Luc (author), de Quant, E.C.J. (author), Sutherland, M. (author), Zhou, Z. (author)
The Nitrogen Crisis has become a focal point for the global community, with the related European policy stirring uncertainty in the agricultural sector. This political unrest has been clearly manifested in the Netherlands, while natural areas remain exposed to high emission levels. Society calls for systematic solutions to the nitrogen issue...
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Zdziarska, Kika (author)
This project presents a response to the pressing issue of women's safety in public spaces, particularly in Latin American cities. Women worldwide are disproportionately affected by safety issues and fear in urban environments. I explore ways in which public spaces can enhance perceptions of safety and freedom instead. Based on extensive four...
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Lagendijk, Dennis (author)
Industrialised Construction gains traction as it is seen as a solution to create resource efficiencies in the Built Environment. In practice, this increase in industrialisation leads to an increase in standardisation efforts. Meanwhile, the Circular Economy is incrementally being introduced to the Built Environment. Circular Building is often...
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Yu, Z. (author)
Metabolism as the avant-garde architectural movement in Japan, reflects the thinking for the future toward changes, new technology, and social resilience by the 1960s Japanese architects. The movement is deeply rooted in the Japanese Buddhist belief based on reincarnation and architectural tradition based on dismantling.<br/>From a functional...
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van Uffelen, Doris (author)
The building sector is a big contributor to environmental problems. It is responsible for the extraction of 24% of earths raw materials, it generates 40% of total waste and 40% of the total energy use comes from the built environment. The building industry focusses on production rather than lifespan, leading to materials not being separable....
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Mulders, Imke (author)
In the pursuit of creating monumental and desirable cities with a sustainable character, the municipality of Delft has embarked on a journey of integrating sustainability principles into its urban development strategies. This paper traces Delft's evolution in sustainable design practices through a historical lens over the past three decades....
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van den Berge, R.B.R. (author)
Our production and consumption patterns of electronic products exceed the limits of what one planet can handle. Prolonging product lifetimes decreases the value losses caused by the destruction of existing products and lowers the amount of e-waste. Repair is an impactful strategy to tackle the issues associated with the production and...
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Henschel, Florian (author)
Consumer repair practices are detrimental to advancing the circular economy since they are a vital strategy for prolonging a product‘s lifetime and saving resources. Despite the need for repair services for a functioning circular economy, the practice of Repair for consumers has declined, and more and more citizens prefer product replacement...
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Agterdenbos, Elena (author), Manshande, Fenne (author), Samuels, Niels (author), Sanchez Cornillot, Romane (author), Theye, Maximilian (author)
Portscapes are one of the most important hubs in the global economic system that facilitate the movement of goods and shape the socio-economic conditions of their surroundings. However, in times of climate change, they face unprec- edented challenges to completely transform their current ways of operating and fully reduce their contribution to a...
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Bansal, Vaibhav (author), Boersma, JP (author), Schotanus, Jelle (author), Stadtlander, W. (author), de Boer, A.M. (author)
There is an imbalance in the nitrogen cycle, mainly caused by an increasingly intensive agricultural sector. This leads to the degradation of nature and the loss of biodiversity. Measures have been taken at European level to reduce the amount of nitrogen emitted by the agricultural sector, but this has caused a backlash as farmers in many...
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de Klerk, Tim (author)
Aalberts Hydronic Flow Control has set the target to reduce their packaging material by 20% in weight by 2025. In this thesis will be looked into, and recommended on this target. In addition to this, the assignment has been established to develop a concept to reduce packaging waste for Aalberts through research on sustainable packaging,...
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Pacifico, Antonio (author)
As photovoltaic (PV) technology enters the terawatt era, reliability, sustainability, and circularity in the solar industry can no longer be optional considerations for manufacturing solar modules. Despite two decades of intense solar manufacturing, the PV industry still predominantly operates within a linear economic structure, characterized by...
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Groskamp, Jordan (author)
The fashion industry is facing complex environmental challenges, and a need for change is prevalent for the industry to move towards circular economies. 3D weaving emerges as an innovative approach to garment design and production, allowing for novel processes that capture the opportunities missed by current linear systems. 3D weaving of...
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4598865, Nr. (author)
Each year, over 50 million tonnes of electronic waste is generated globally, with the Netherlands averaging more than 20 kg per capita (Compendium voor de Leefomgeving, 2023). The shift from a linear to a circular economy is crucial in addressing this issue, emphasizing the importance of durability and repairability in product design....
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Koop, Kelvin (author)
There is a lack of academic attention towards the relationship between local governments and circular economy social innovations. While academic evidence suggests that local governments and policymakers can positively affect the success of social innovations, there is a lack of in-depth studies on how exactly they support social innovation. The...
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Hurenkamp, Laura (author)
This Design for Interaction master thesis is focussed on the development of a design intervention to encourage consumer behaviour towards DIY repair and upgrading of furniture. The project was carried out in collaboration with the Behaviour Insights Team of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and Het Groene Brein.<br/><br/...
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Clercx Lao, Maria Sofia (author)
Healthcare is a major contributor to the negative effects on the environment, leading to adverse effects on the physical and mental health of people globally (IPCC, AR6). The Dutch healthcare sector alone is responsible for 7-8% of the national carbon footprint, 4,2% of total waste and 13% of raw material extraction (Steenmeijer et al. 2022). ...
master thesis 2024
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