Search for dissertations about: "circular economy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 42 swedish dissertations containing the words circular economy.

  1. 1. Circular Manufacturing Systems A development framework with analysis methods and tools for implementation

    University dissertation from KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Farazee M A Asif; KTH.; [2017]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Circular economy; circular manufacturing systems; resource conservative manufacturing; ResCoM; system dynamics; Production Engineering; Industriell produktion;

    Abstract : The society today lives on the philosophy of ‘take-make-use-dispose.’ In the long run, this is not sustainable as the natural resources and the waste carrying capacity of the earth are limited. Therefore, it is essential to reduce dependency on the natural resources by decoupling the growth from the consumption. READ MORE

  2. 2. Fungi-based biorefinery model for food industry waste progress toward a circular economy

    University dissertation from Borås : Högskolan i Borås

    Author : Pedro Souza Filho; Högskolan i Borås.; [2018]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; filamentous fungi; circular economy; biorefinery; food industry; fungal biomass; bioplastic; resource recovery; Resource Recovery; Resursåtervinning;

    Abstract : The food industry, one of the most important industrial sectors worldwide, generates large amounts of biodegradable waste with high organic load. In recent years, the traditional management methods to treat this waste (e.g., landfilling) have been considered not suitable because they do not exploit the potential of the waste material. READ MORE

  3. 3. Circular Business Model Design : Business Opportunities from Retaining Value of Products and Materials

    University dissertation from International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University

    Author : Julia L.K. Nußholz; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2020-02-11]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Circular Economy; business model innovation; circular business model; Resource efficiency; Reuse; Life cycle management; Value creation; sustainability assessment; Circular business model tools;

    Abstract : Today our economy is largely based on linear material flows, and many products, such as electronics, furniture,building materials and textiles, are discarded even when they could still be used. Without urgent action, globalwaste is expected to increase by 70% by 2060 and global materials use is expected to more than double. READ MORE

  4. 4. Adaptive Design for Circular Business Models in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry

    University dissertation from University of Gothenburg HDK

    Author : Thomas Nyström; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Circular Business Models; Product Service System; Business and Design Logic; Circular Economy; Design for Circular Business Models;

    Abstract : The vision of a circular economy (CE) promises both profitability and eco-sustainability to industries, and can, from a material and energy resource flow perspective, be operationalized by combining three business and design strategies: closing loops; narrowing and slowing down resource flows by material recycling, improving resource efficiency; and by extending product life by reuse, upgrades and remanufacturing. These three strategies are straightforward ways for industries to radically reduce their use of virgin resources. READ MORE

  5. 5. Circular Business Models that Extend Product Value : Going Beyond Recycling to Create New Circular Business Opportunities

    University dissertation from International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University

    Author : Katherine Whalen; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2020-02-10]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; circular business model; product life extension; obsolescence; circular economy; business model; reuse; repair; refurbishment; sustainability strategies; sustainability education;

    Abstract : Over the past ten years, significant industry, policy, and scientific attention has been given to the ‘circular economy’, which aims to create a more sustainable society by decoupling economic growth from resource consumption. Firms are expected to play a significant role in the shift to a circular economy model by implementing circular business models that encourage prolonged use of products, components, and materials. READ MORE