PhD Thesis


On this page I include material related to my PhD thesis on Industrial Symbiosis as a Social Process. I defended my thesis during a public defence that took place at the Erasmus University Rotterdam on February 4th, 2016.

A PDF of my thesis can be downloaded here.

An epub version of my thesis can be downloaded here.

Annex 3 to 7 of the PhD thesis are only available online. They be downloaded using the following link: Annex 3 to 7_PhD thesis_Wouter Spekkink.

Seminar on February 5th, 2016

The day after my defence (February 5th), I organized a seminar on Circular Economy at Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Sustainability Centre. During the seminar, 4 experts discussed what we should do today in order to realize the transition from a linear to a circular economy. The experts were professor Marian Chertow (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies), professor Arnold Tukker (Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at Leiden University), professor Frank Boons (Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester), and dr. Nancy Bocken (Delft University of Technology). The 4 experts discussed the transition to a circular economy from different angles, and their presentations were followed by a plenary discussion on the topic.

Downloads of invitation and presentations

The original announcement of the seminar can be found here. You can also find the introductory presentation, and the presentations of Frank BoonsNancy Bocken, Arnold Tukker, and Marian Chertow here.

Article on the seminar

Marco Villares wrote a small article on the seminar for the Delta University Magazine. The article can be found here.