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Schouten, Nico (author)
The way the western society currently treats waste is hazardous and can threaten not only the public health but also (very delicate) eco systems. Annually over 87 million tonnes of plastic are being produced. Only 2 % is reintroduced into the original purpose. The rest of this plastic is downcycled, landfilled, burned or leaked into the...
master thesis 2018
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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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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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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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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.

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master thesis 2018
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Stuik, Amy (author)
Design for adaptive reuse of the Maassilo in Rotterdam within the graduation studio of Heritage and Architecture. This design focusses on creating physical and social connections with an integrated sustainable design.
master thesis 2018
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Disseldorp, Wouter (author)
Context - The current environmental situation as a result of human life reflects the demand for more consciousness on the embedded energy of buildings. Moreover, due to the recent economic crisis the perceived naturalness to demolish existing buildings for new development is outdated. Hence, new functions should be accommodated in existing...
master thesis 2018
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Walton, Fallon (author)
master thesis 2017
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Watelet, F.S.A. (author)
BACKGROUND Several elements displayed in the 2011 MEErP’s (Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products) and JRC’s (European Commission Joint Research Centre) reports which will be used in preparatory studies for measures under the recast of the Ecodesign Directive, indicate that a European list of Critical Raw Materials (CRM’s)...
master thesis 2013
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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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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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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...
master thesis 2018
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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%...
master thesis 2018
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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...
master thesis 2017
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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...
master thesis 2018
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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...
master thesis 2018
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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...
master thesis 2018
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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.
master thesis 2018
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Bottema, Erik (author)
Circular Economy
Exponential growth in human activity has caused exponential changes in Earth system variables, like greenhouse gas emissions and global temperature. Human influence on the planet has reached far beyond safe parameters and could lead to disastrous consequences for large parts of the world. This is attributed to the...
master thesis 2018
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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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