Circular Economy: An Introduction

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Our global society is not sustainable. We all know about the challenges we’re facing: waste, climate change, resource scarcity, loss of biodiversity. At the same time, we want to sustain our economies and offer opportunities for a growing world population. This course is about providing solutions we really believe in: a Circular Economy.

In this course we explore the Circular Economy: how businesses can create value by reusing and recycling products, how designers can come up with amazingly clever solutions, and how you can contribute to make the Circular Economy happen.

You will learn to re-think the economic system you’re experiencing every day, and act upon it. Be a leader in this major paradigm shift! Shape a more circular future together with our global network.

The course is led by TU Delft and co-created with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability.

Программа
Circular Economy: An Introduction
Learn how to contribute to a sustainable economic system by implementing novel business and design approaches
Что Вы изучите?
  • Episode 1: What is the circular economy?How can the circular economy provide solutions to the challengesour current, linear economy brings? We explore the roots of the circular economy together with experts in the fields ofindustrial ecology,cradle to cradleandbiomimicry.Episode 2: Business value in a circular economyThroughclosed loop supply chainsandreversed logistics,new opportunities for business are created. This episode explores value creation andnew business modelsin a circular economy.Episode 3: Longer lasting productsThe smaller the loop, the greater the profitability of the system. We look at product life extension through the eyes ofdesignersandentrepreneurs. Join us in our repair café!Episode 4: RemanufacturingRemanufacturingenables companies to recapture value on a product or component level. It is currently being rediscovered as a promising business opportunity. We’ll explore the topic together withresearchersandentrepreneurs.Episode 5: Waste equals FoodThis episode discusses how we can takeinspiration from nature, when redesigning the way we deal with waste. We’ll present a fascinating circularcase study. Can you identify opportunities for change in your own area’s?Episode 6: Thinking in systemsThe shift from linear to circular should not be underestimated. This episode will discuss the extent and duration of the transition. It will also ask, is the circular economy reallysustainable?Episode 7: Giving backWe end the course with awebinar. Your teachers will be available in a live session to discuss some of the thorniest issues and to answer your questions. This is also the week of the final exam.
Лекторы
Ken Webster
Ken Webster
Ken Webster is Head of Innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in the UK. He is the author of The Circular Economy A Wealth of Flows (EMF May 2015) and Sense and Sustainability (Terra Preta 2009) His background is in economics and business education and education for sustainability. He is Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Bradford's School of Management and a major contributor to their MBA Enterprise, Innovation and the Circular Economy. He joined the Foundation in 2010.
Conny Bakker
Conny Bakker
Professor of Design Methodology for Sustainability and Circular Economy TU Delft
Dr. Conny Bakker is professor of Design Methodology for Sustainability and Circular Economy at the TU Delft, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, where she coordinates and teaches several courses in Sustainable Design and Circular Product Design. Her research field is Design for the Circular Economy, in particular the design and development of products that are used more than once (i.e. that have multiple lifecycles). It explores strategies such as product life-extension, reuse, remanufacturing and recycling, and the business models that enable these strategies. A second research interest is the field of user centred sustainable design, which focuses on exploring the relationships between consumer behaviour, sustainability and design.
David Peck
David Peck
Senior Research Fellow, Circular Built Environment and Critical Materials - Faculty of Architecture ...
David Peck researches and teaches in the field of critical materials and circular design. He is a manager of the tri-partite university partnership Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability (CfS). The CfS has a focus on resources, circular and cities. He is responsible for the funding opportunities in the centre. David is the university leader for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation pioneer university programme and is the representative for all the university faculties. He has also been a senior mentor for the Schmidt-MacArthur fellowship programme. He is manager for TU Delft in the KIC EIT Raw Materials, the 7 year+ EU programme on raw materials: sustainable exploration, extraction, processing, recycling, remanufacturing and substitution with a core focus on closing loops.
Ester van der Voet
Ester van der Voet
Associate professor Institute of Environmental Sciences CML at Leiden University
Ester van der Voet is employed as an Associate Professor by Leiden University at the Department Industrial Ecology of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, CML. Within the field of Industrial Ecology, she specialises in methodology development: life-cycle assessment, material flow analysis, substance flow analysis, natural resource accounting, and indicator development. These methodologies she applies to in different topical areas, especially within the bio-based economy and in metals and the circular economy. She has initiated two MSc programs in Industrial Ecology: a program between Leiden University and TU Delft, and an international program of Leiden, Delft, Graz University and Chalmers University in Sweden. She has conducted many research projects for the EU and in other international consortia. She is a member of UNEP’s International Resource Panel.
Erwin van der Laan
Erwin van der Laan
Dr. Erwin van der Laan is associate professor of Logistics and Operations Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Erwin teaches a dedicated course on closed loop supply chain management in the MSc Supply Chain Management at RSM and in the MSc Industrial Ecology, which is jointly coordinated by Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on value creation though closed loop supply chain management, in particular by designing and optimizing operations management processes. Erwin is scientific director of the closed loop supply chain center at RSM.
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