Circular Economy: An Introduction - Delft University of Technology



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Learn how to contribute to a sustainable economic system by implementing novel business and design approaches.

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Circular economy
Global society

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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.   LICENSE The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

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David Peck 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.