Recent Case Studies

Lease a jeans or fleece
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-02-05 08:35:24 UTC
Instead of buying a jeans and, after hopefully years of use, throwing the jeans away, these jeans are returned and turned into new jeans. When buying the jeans at MUD the customers pays a deposit of 20 euro’s and 5 euro a month lease. After a year one …
Giving mattresses a second life
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-01-20 14:12:00 UTC
Recyclers usually are not keen to recycle low density materials like mattresses. However about one quarter of the disposed mattresses in the Netherlands are now, fully mechanically, recycled and 96% of their material re-used. So far the only material not …
Borrowing and renting stuff from and to your neighbours
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-12-19 10:21:54 UTC
Peerby was set up because there was no working peer to peer sharing platform existing in the Netherlands. Peerby believes that neighbourhoods should be places where the residents know and interact with each other. Their goal is to (re)establish this connection …
Life cycle analysis to increase customer value
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-12-16 07:38:25 UTC
Long before sustainability became popular, 3M was regarded as a leader in enviroonmental excellence due to its 3P, pollution Prevention Pays Program lunched in 1975. Based on the belief that it is better to prevent than clean up both in environmental as …
Lead free solder
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-12-09 10:58:37 UTC
The USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well the IKP, University of Stuttgart, have performed a life-cycle assessment (LCA) of the environmental impacts of lead-free and tin-lead solder, as used in electronic products. For bar solders, when only …
POLImensa - PSS concept for a sustainable campus canteen
by: Gabriele Tempesta, 2013-11-22 14:21:22 UTC
The POLImensa Product-Service-System (PSS) concept was developed during a 2-week course on “System Design for Sustainability Course” at the Politecnico di Milano, and was one of the winners of the LeNS (Learning Network on Sustainability) Competition in …
ClimateCare; a sustainable finance model brings CO2 reduction and drinkwater to the developing world
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-11-20 10:54:39 UTC
Structured finance designed by the “profit for purpose” organisation offers companies, NGOs and nation states the chance to put private funds behind clean water in return for carbon credits. ClimateCare originates and sources carbon credits on behalf …
Sustainable Innovation Conference 2013
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-10-18 14:21:56 UTC
Collaboration, Co-creation & New Business Models is the title of this years Sustainable Innovation conference which will be held the 4th-5th November 2013 at the University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey in the UK/ It is part of the ‘Towards …
Muji Design Competition: Long Lasting Design for Living
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-10-13 15:11:12 UTC
After five years, MUJI will be holding the international competition for the MUJI AWARD 2013. Entry in October 2013. The theme for this year’s awards will be “Long Lasting Design for Living”. MUJI is looking for designs suited to a modern lifestyle …
Windmill crowd sourced in
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-10-10 08:48:10 UTC
Windcentrale crowd funded it’s third windmill to 1700 households in just 17 hours. It sourced an existing windmill for sale and cut the capacity and shares up in 6648 shares, each good for an energy output of 500Kwh. They seem to follow the right tide, …


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