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Chen, Wei (author), Eckelman, Matthew J. (author), Sprecher, Benjamin (author), Chen, Wei (author), Wang, Peng (author)
Rare earth elements (REEs) are vital to the development of low-carbon technologies. There are rising concerns in the United States and elsewhere about REE supply chain stability and risks given the unvalidated perception in the heavy reliance of China, by far the largest REE supplier. However, the relationship between key countries at...
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Bradley, J.E. (author), Auping, Willem L. (author), Kleijn, René (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Sprecher, Benjamin (author)
Tin is an important metal for society with a high risk of supply disruptions. It is, therefore, classified as a critical material in many parts of the world. An exception is the European Union, for which tin was classified as a non-critical material in 2023. However, there are many discrepancies in the literature regarding the definitions and...
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Gülck, Kim (author)
This research delves into the challenging task of exploring secondary materials supply from existing building stocks, crucial for sustainable resource management in the face of climate change. Focused on Hamburg, Germany, the study employs a unique combination of GIS-based bottom-up building stock analysis and dynamic Material Flow Analysis ...
master thesis 2023
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Delval, Mona (author)
Food loss and waste (FLW) generation is a global issue that has recently gained an increasing attention. It has previously been estimated that approximately one third of all food globally produced is wasted. Recently, other accounts have been made, for various food products and focusing on various geographical scopes, sometimes disaggregating...
master thesis 2023
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Ikeda, Yukiko (author)
Current cravings for more are taking a great toll on the Earth and its most vulnerable communities. The rise in ’fast furniture’ has contributed to this issue, popularizing the idea that furniture can be cheap, to the point of being disposable. To understand the size of this issue and how much more damage to the environment might be in store if...
master thesis 2023
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Marriyapillai Ravisandiran, Sowmya (author)
Mountains of solid waste in landfills and rivers of plastic in oceans have become a symbol of modern society, more so in developing countries.<br/><br/>Asia is responsible for 71% of the world’s mismanaged plastics (Neo et al., 2021) with India ranking 12th in the world (Shanker et al., 2022). In contrast, several studies have determined that...
master thesis 2023
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Reit, Colin (author)
Amid global climate change challenges, the construction industry faces an urgent  transition from a linear production model to a Circular Economy (CE). Initiatives  and recommendations in Dutch transition roadmaps and literature predominantly  focus on ensuring a future circular built environment, while lacking concrete...
master thesis 2023
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Wubs, Thije (author)
This study sets out to assess the material based consequences of changes in future oil demand. In doing so, this study aims to quantify the physical, industrial petroleumscape. To achieve this, the evolution of the world’s petroleum infrastructures are modelled based on two SSP2 scenarios; a baseline scenario and a 1.5-degree scenario. This...
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McMahon, K.S. (author), Uchendu, Chidinma (author), Fitzpatrick, Colin (author)
Understanding flows of resource-rich electrical and electronic equipment throughout its life cycle is increasingly important in the development of global circular economies, reflected by heavy legislative focuses on waste prevention and resource use efficiency. This research facilitates broader material flow analysis by characterizing flows...
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van Oorschot, Janneke (author), Sprecher, Benjamin (author), Rijken, Bart (author), Witteveen, Pieter (author), Blok, Merlijn (author), Schouten, Nico (author), van der Voet, Ester (author)
Buildings are an important part of society's environmental impacts, both in the construction and in the use phase. As the energy performance of buildings improve, construction materials become more important as a cause of environmental impact. Less attention has been given to those materials. We explore, as an alternative for conventional...
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Tang, Chen (author), Tukker, Arnold (author), Sprecher, Benjamin (author), Mogollón, José M. (author)
The European Union (EU) has set a 37.5% GHG reduction target in 2030 for the mobility sector, relative to 1990 levels. This requires increasing the share of zero-emission passenger vehicles, mainly in the form of electric vehicles (EVs). This study calculates future GHG emissions related to passenger vehicle manufacturing and use based on...
review 2023
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Morell-Delgado, Gemma (author), Talens Peiró, Laura (author), Toboso Chavero, S.T.C.H. (author)
Although the number of studies assessing the textile sector is increasing, only a few focus on its waste management. This study aims to shed light on current textile waste disposal practices and account for their environmental impact. To do so, a combination of citizen surveying and environmental quantitative tools, such as material flow...
journal article 2023
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Thomas, John (author)
With growing demand for energy and the shift towards renewable energy, countries like India are targeting energy mixture with alternate sources like solar, wind and water. With the current growth of solar energy use in India, it is predicted that high amounts of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) waste would be generated in the near future which left...
master thesis 2022
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van Beek, Max (author)
In recent decades Europe has been increasing its demand and consumption of electronics. This has in turn resulted in major outflows of waste electronics (WEEE) that are usually not properly dealt with. This is especially the case for low to medium grade printed circuit boards (PCBs) which unlike higher grade electronics such as computers are...
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Nambiar, Lekha (author)
The Dutch Government has prioritized the construction sector for a circular economy transition. This research aims to understand the circular transition in the context of the Netherlands’ construction and demolition waste management system. By using a mix-methods approach based on systems analysis and a material flow model, this study assesses...
master thesis 2022
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Garcia Valicente, Mila (author)
Flame retardants are added to plastics in passenger vehicles to save lives. However, their releases can, in some cases, be accompanied by undesired impacts to human health and the environment. In the context of a transition to a Circular Economy, it is therefore important to keep track of the flow of flame retardants in passenger vehicle...
master thesis 2022
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Elbing, Raphael (author)
The growing world population gaining affluence is driving the extraction of raw materials. Resource availability is finite and concerns about future supply shortages rise. An approach to tackle this problem is circular economy which entails multiple strategies to reduce the demand of virgin materials. The implementation of those strategies...
master thesis 2022
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Böcher, Catrin (author)
Transitioning of energy intensive industries (EIIs) towards more sustainability forms an important building block in achieving the Paris climate goals. Silicon carbide (SiC) production is such an EII, though it has not yet received much attention in systemic research. This thesis attempts to fill this gap by studying how SiC flows through the...
master thesis 2022
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Jansen, Aron (author)
In the agricultural sector farming methods and upscaling of farmland are problematic for biodiversity and survival of farm businesses. Not all farmers can compete on the large scale, so the farmer has to find other ways of adding value to their product or business. One of the methods that will be used for that is the Material Flow Analysis to...
master thesis 2022
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van Stijn, A. (author), Eberhardt, L. C.M. (author), Jansen, B. (author), Meijer, A. (author)
The transition towards a Circular Economy (CE) in the built environment is vital to reduce environmental impacts, resource consumption and waste generation. The built environment can be made circular by replacing building components with more circular ones. There are many circular design options for building components and knowledge about...
journal article 2022
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