"Design for recycling: Towards a new generation of circular electronics" with Dorien van Dolderen (PhD candidate at TU Delft)

The Circular Industries Talks are organized every second Wednesday at the Circular Industries Hub. In this edition, Dorien van Dolderen, first-year PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology expands on the Circular Circuits project, in her talk, titled: Design for recycling: Towards a new generation of circular electronics. Curious for more? Take a look at the recording at the bottom of this page.  

Dorien van Dolderen

“Recycling is often not the priority when striving for a circular economy, but it is a last resort we need to design for.”

Dorien van Dolderen is a first-year PhD candidate at the Delft University of Technology. The aim of her project is to create a design guide for design practitioners which helps them take the recyclability of their products at end of life into account. This guide should help improve the recyclability of electronics, be adapted to future technological developments, overcome current barriers to implementation of design for recycling and address tensions between Design for Recycling and other circular design strategies like Design for Repair. She explains her current studies on existing Design for Recycling guidelines, common recycling processes and the shreddability of products like smart TVs and luminaires, and she shares some preliminary results. Finally, she gives an outline of plans for future studies and a roadmap for the next years of her PhD.

Curious about the whole story? Listen to Dorien in the Circular Industries talks.

Watch it here

The Circular Industries talks

The goal of the Circular Industries talks is to share knowledge across Leiden, Delft and Erasmus and to complement and deepen the knowledge already available within the Circular Industries Hub. The talks are organized on Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00. The talks are online (Microsoft Teams).