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Huizing, Denise (author)
This research aims to gain a deeper understanding on the financial, legal, organisational and technical considerations regarding the application of product-service systems. The goal is to identify how these characteristics could be implemented in project delivery methods to contribute to a circular economy. This design-based research is carried...
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Bouma, Jozine (author)
This report is a graduation thesis for the master Integrated Product Design at the Delft University of Technology. Carried out in collaboration with Philips Design in the Netherlands. The project is about how to engage consumers in the transition from a linear towards a circular economy in which we make more efficient use of materials and...
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Timmerman, Hanna (author)
This report provides an analysis of the consumer experience at the end-of-use phase of a product. The study in this report focussed on the consumer-product relationship: how this plays a role in the process of product detachment, and what this means for products at the end-of-use, with a specific attention for products in a circular economy.
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van Veenen, Anna (author)
The last couple of years the concept of the Circular Economy (CE) has been gaining more and more attention. The Netherlands want to become a CE as well and the government presented a national policy programme including goals to reach a CE in 2050. One of those goals is that Dutch public authorities should procure all their projects 100%...
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Michael, Polina (author)
The demolition activities produce a huge amount of waste that have negative effects on the environment. In the current demolition practices, most of the waste are recycled or landfilled. Only a small percentage is retrieved and reused again. Reuse is preferred than recycling since it better for the environment. To increase the reuse, more...
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Meijer, Rosa (author)
In 2017, the Dutch government has set the goal to achieve a 100% circular economy by 2050. A transition from the current linear economy towards a circular economy is necessary to reach this goal. In the circular economy, products at end-of-life are no longer seen as waste but will be reused as a secondary product or resource.

The...
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Michael, Eleni (author)
Many notions are taken the last decades to control production of waste and solve the scarcity of raw material. Circular Economy is a concept, designed to help solve this problem with a financial and environmental agenda. Combined with a Product to Service model, it can offer new opportunities in resetting the way we see ownership and what should...
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Browning, Graham (author)
Cities account for approximately 75% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This, along with the fact that cities also account for 75% of natural resource consumption and 50% of global waste production, makes urbanization a world-wide issue (Sukhdev, Vol, Brandt, & Yeoman, 2017). Additionally, the widely-practiced urban linear economic structure...
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Gîrbacea, Andrei (author)
Sustainability concerns steer the construction sector towards adopting a circular economy philosophy. Steel-concrete composite beams are extensively used in multi-story buildings and bridges due to their competitive construction and efficient material use. Currently the composite action is mainly achieved by headed shear connectors welded to the...
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Mertens, Diede (author)
The aim of this project was to design an end-of-use experience in a circular economy for the Apple iPhone. The main challenge was to find out what the obstacles were at the end-of-use. During this research it became clear that many consumers don’t do anything with their old phone when they buy a new one. These old iPhones are left forgotten in...
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Alewijn, Tjerk (author)
On a yearly bases approximately 1,5 million mattresses are discarded in the Netherlands. Matras Recycling Europe (MRE) is an Utrecht based company that specialises in disassembling mattresses. MRE is able to recycle 250.000 to 300.000 of the 1,5 million mattresses. Most of the pieces that are separated from these mattresses can be re-used in...
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Schiltkamp, Elise (author)
The Netherlands is vulnerable to supply restrictions because of the importance of materials for economic development: materials are at the basis of the society. The materials that are particularly vulnerable to supply disruptions and are of high importance to the economy are called critical raw materials. The Dutch government has adopted the...
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Ren, Jingwei (author)
When it comes to mobile devices, off-boarding is a less well-acknowledged part of the product lifecycle, the vocabularies around endings are deficient. Both consumers and companies, however, tend to overlook the importance of the EOU consumer experience and its impact on a transition towards a CE. Companies like to introduce ‘hello’ to new...
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Meng, Yitang (author)
In 2050, the human population will exceed nine billion. There are limits to the capacity of the earth, while the human population keeps on growing. Our appetite for raw materials is increasing rapidly, while available resources keep on falling. As an international metropolitan city, Amsterdam will also experience a population explosion and urban...
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Mc Gaffney, Ryan (author)
Manali, the second largest urban settlement in The Kullu Valley, is a major tourist destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The town is made up of two setlements, Old Manali and New Manali. The original settlement of Old Manali is located high in the hills above New Manali and has an urban morphology which
has been built up slowly over...
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Gremmen, Luuk (author)
Circular building has been increasing in popularity over several years. The idea being that we should not use resources only once and then discard them, but continue using them in new products. The construction industry has responded to this by designing 'circular' buildings that can be disassembled at the end of their functional life. This...
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van Ekeren, Arko (author)
The main question of this master thesis is: Which changes have to be made to make the Lidl’s Specification circular, with an emphasis on materials and assembly? To come to an answer, a multitude of steps were taken.

The first step was an assessment of the principles of Circular Economy, the principles which lie at the foundation of the...
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Luo, Weizhen (author)
The primary aim of this project is to investigate an approach to integrate the study of CE with urban spatial structure, then form a tool to assist the procedure of decision-making by analyzing empirical data.
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de Haes, Sabine (author)
Large material flows are extracted from natural mines in the earth’s crust and moved and stored in anthropogenic environments. Extraction processes from natural mines are often harmful for the environment and can cause material scarcity. At the same time governments are formulating ambitions to increase circularity in cities. For these reasons...
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Bukvić, Uros (author)
Current linear economic model entails coupling of economic growth with resource constraints and degradation of the Earth. In order to combat these negative aspects and to ensure prosperous and sustainable future, a new economic approach is emerging - Circular Economy. Besides neutralizing threats of the linear model, it also promises additional...
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