Circular economy

27 research articles in 'Circular economy'

Zero waste cities of the future

Research about how cities can be designed in a way that helps citizens reduce waste.

Artificial intelligence and the circular economy

This paper offers a first look into the cross-section of two emerging megatrends: how AI can accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

From throw-away society to sustainable, circular production and consumption

In this advisory, The Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) explores ways to reverse the throwaway trend in our economy.

Critical materials, green energy and geopolitics

seven scientists set out where the Netherlands and the EU stand on the critical materials needed for the energy transition.

Is environmental regulation keeping e-waste under control?

How European Union regulations have affected the exports of e-waste.

Reshaping EPR

Identifies the actions needed to improve the tool of EPR, making it a game changer for circular economy goals. 

Unlocking the potential of e-waste

An analysis of chromium, copper, indium, magnesium, neodymium, and niobium in the EU

Repair in the circular economy

This white paper is a collection of interviews with scientists from Leiden University, TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Developments, challenges and opportunities within the e-waste sector

Highlighting developments, challenges and different prospects for e-waste, discussing aspects such as collection, pre-treatment and recycling

E-waste from solar panels in a circular economy

Circular challenges and obstacles but also potential for e-waste from solar panels based on research from Brazil

European Batteries Regulation 2023

The new European Battery Regulation relates to the availability of European raw materials, (economic) circularity and the sustainability of the entire battery value chain

Sustainability Sector Index 2023: Concerns about greenwashing

The Sustainability Sector Index 2023: Kantar's global research into consumer sustainability concerns and behavior.

Behavioural Roadmap to Circular Consumption

Transforming consumption and production systems to significantly reduce material footprint

Monitor Sustainable Living 2023

Monitoring sustainable choices and the openness of the Netherlands to sustainable behavior

Integration of sustainability at retailers/producers

Needs, opportunities and problems when integrating sustainability into retailers' offerings

Circular production of laptops and telephones

How the transition to a circular chain for everyday products such as laptops and telephones in the Netherlands currently stands

Transition to a circular car battery chain

An evaluation of the progress of the transition to a circular economy focused on the 'car batteries' within the mobility sector

Transition paths for Extended Producer Responsibility

The main strengths and limitations of how Extended Producer Responsibility (UPV) is organized in the Netherlands

PV in Mobility: Solar powered cars

Research into future possibilities for solar energy transport and mobility.

The potential of solar electric cooking in sub-Saharan Africa

A new cooker called pressurized solar electric cooker (PSEC) may soon enable solar cooking in Africa

The producer’s perspective on e-waste management

Insights into the barriers and factors that hinder or facilitate producers in managing their electronic waste

Sustainable Electronics with Liquid Metal Printing

Liquid Metal Printed Electronics (LMPE) may be the future of electronics with flexible, sustainable and innovative solutions for the industry

Breakthrough in Recyclable Electronics: Water Soluble Printed Circuit Boards

Breakthrough in sustainable electronics through discovery of water-soluble PCB

Circular economy strategies as enablers for solar PV adoption

Circular strategies and business models for solar panels can promote sustainable investments and reduce the looming waste problem

Battery 2030: Resilient, sustainable, and circular

The demand for batteries is growing, and with it the need for better solutions in the value chain

Attitude and sentiment of the Dutch towards e-waste

Research into how familiar the Dutch are with e-waste, how they deal with it and why

Slow transition to a circular economy in the EU

De Europese Rekenkamer schrijft in dit rapport dat EU-maatregelen voor een circulaire economie niet doeltreffend genoeg zijn geweest omdat EU-financiering vooral is gebruikt voor afvalbeheer

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