Essays about: "Circularity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 53 essays containing the word Circularity.

  1. 1. Analysis of European post-consumer textile waste for automated sorting

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Maria Marin Perez; [2021]
    Keywords : Sustainable development; fibre-to-fibre recycling; post-consumer textile; automated textile sorting; SIPTex.;

    Abstract : The textile industry is linked to several major environmental problems, as a consequence there is an interest at European level to reduce the impact of the industry. In Sweden there are several initiatives to increase the circularity of textile for example by promoting fibre-to-fibre textile recycling. READ MORE

  2. 2. Reducing waste from healthcare in a society of mass consumption : Applying PSS for personal protective equipment

    University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för maskinteknik

    Author : Albert Eriksson; [2021]
    Keywords : Product-service system; Design Thinking; Circularity; Personal Protective Equipment; Healthcare; Produkt service system; Design Thinking; Cirkuläritet; Personlig Skyddsutrustning; Sjukvård;

    Abstract : Background. The amount of waste generated each year is increased, research indicates that 79 % of plastic waste is dumped in landfills, 12% to incinerated and 9% of the plastics are recycled. READ MORE

  3. 3. Circular business opportunities : exploring a win-win-win situation from a design thinking perspective

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Innovation och produktrealisering

    Author : Lizbeth Guerrero Reyes; [2020]
    Keywords : Circular business models; multi-stakeholder perspective; value co-creation; second-life battery; business model innovation;

    Abstract : The transport sector is one of the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. A current solution to this problem is the introduction of electric vehicles into our transport fleets. However, this solution comes with its challenges; for instance, the environmental impact of batteries once they reach their end-of-life. READ MORE

  4. 4. Disclosing the definition on the upcycling concept : An exploratory study investigating the concept of upcycling and standardisation and its role on the path towards a circular textile industry

    University essay from Högskolan i Borås/Akademin för textil, teknik och ekonomi

    Author : Sara Lindeberg; [2020]
    Keywords : upcycling; circular economy; waste management; recycling; sustainable standards; certifications; meta standards in textiles; sustainable policies;

    Abstract : The ’upcycling’ term and concept have gained interest as a new strategy of implementing circularity within businesses, however the concept have not yet been defined, resulting in a somewhat divided perception of what it entails and what activities it includes. This misunderstanding may hinder the circular economy development. READ MORE

  5. 5. In-house glove recycling : Eliminating a waste stream with a circular approach

    University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för maskinteknik; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för maskinteknik

    Author : Axel Sjöberg; Johan Olsson Stjernberg; [2020]
    Keywords : Waste to value; circular economy; PVOH; disposable gloves; health care;

    Abstract : Background. Between 2012 and 2017 the plastic supply in Sweden increased by almost 400000 metric tons. In 2017, the hospitals in Sweden contributed to 4550 metric tons of plastic waste, disposable gloves counted for 2100 metric tons, which is 358 million disposable gloves. READ MORE