Reuse, recycling and the KPN network. A case-study of factors leading to the minimazation of residual waste from the KPN network

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The circular economy is a relatively novel concept that has the potential to provide tangible solutions to the environmental challenges that society faces. The global economy has to fundamentally change in order to achieve circularity. The corporate environment plays a crucial role in this transition. KPN, a corporate entity, attempts to be one of the leaders in this transition. This thesis will examine the circular potential of the residual waste stream that originates from KPN network activities. This means the residual waste no longer ends up at landfill or incineration plants, but enters a new material-cycle. The data for this case-study is collected via virtual interviews with involved actors, observations of the corporate environment and an analysis on internal strategies and policy. The results of this data have been analyzed and discussed in order to establish what factors influence the minimization of the residual waste stream from the KPN network. This examination attempts to comprehend the full scope of the process in which materials end up as waste. This thesis involves a qualitative strategy that focuses on actors and contextual factors. Hence it will contribute to understanding the factors involved in waste minimization for.
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