Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development

Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development
Author: Hans Wiesmeth
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN 10: 0128218045
ISBN 13: 9780128218044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development presents the concept of the circular economy with the goal of understanding its present status and how to better implement it, particularly through environmental policies. It first tackles the definition of a circular economy in the context of sustainability and the differences in defining the concept across disciplines, including its fallibilities and practical examples. It then goes on to discuss the implementation of a circular economy, including the increasing variety of technological, mechanical, and chemical procedures to contend with and the need for stakeholder support in addition to improved business models. The second half of the book, therefore, presents tools, approaches, and practical examples of how to shape environmental policy to successfully implement a circular economy. It analyzes deficiencies of current regulations and lays the groundwork for the design of integrated environmental policies for a circular economy. Authored by an expert in environmental economics with decades of experience, Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development is a timely, practical guide for sustainability researchers and policymakers alike to move more efficiently toward a circular economy and sustainable development. Presents a clear view of the critical components, features, and issues of a circular economy Discusses a variety of practical examples from current policies in the context of a circular economy to better understand the challenges associated with its implementation Analyzes strengths and weaknesses of current environmental policies and their interactions with innovations in engineering and science

Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development

Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development
Author: Hans Wiesmeth
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN 10: 0128217987
ISBN 13: 9780128217986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development Book Review:

Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development presents the concept of the circular economy with the goal of understanding its present status and how to better implement it, particularly through environmental policies. It first tackles the definition of a circular economy in the context of sustainability and the differences in defining the concept across disciplines, including its fallibilities and practical examples. It then goes on to discuss the implementation of a circular economy, including the increasing variety of technological, mechanical, and chemical procedures to contend with and the need for stakeholder support in addition to improved business models. The second half of the book, therefore, presents tools, approaches, and practical examples of how to shape environmental policy to successfully implement a circular economy. It analyzes deficiencies of current regulations and lays the groundwork for the design of integrated environmental policies for a circular economy. Authored by an expert in environmental economics with decades of experience, Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development is a timely, practical guide for sustainability researchers and policymakers alike to move more efficiently toward a circular economy and sustainable development. Presents a clear view of the critical components, features, and issues of a circular economy Discusses a variety of practical examples from current policies in the context of a circular economy to better understand the challenges associated with its implementation Analyzes strengths and weaknesses of current environmental policies and their interactions with innovations in engineering and science

Circular Economy and Sustainability

Circular Economy and Sustainability
Author: Alexandros Stefanakis,Ioannis Nikolaou
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 0128232366
ISBN 13: 9780128232361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circular Economy and Sustainability Book Review:

The concept of circular economy is based on strategies, practices, policies, and technologies to achieve principles related to reusing, recycling, redesigning, repurposing, remanufacturing, refurbishing, and recovering water, waste materials, and nutrients to preserve natural resources. It provides the necessary conditions to encourage economic and social actors to adopt strategies toward sustainability. However, the increasing complexity of sustainability aspects means that traditional engineering and management/economics alone cannot face the new challenes and reach the appropriate solutions. Thus, this book highlights the role of engineering and management in building a sustainable society by developing a circular economy that establishes and protects strong social and cultural structures based on cross-disciplinary knowledge and diverse skills. It includes theoretical justification, research studies, and case studies to provide researchers, practitioners, professionals, and policymakers the appropriate context to work together in promoting sustainability and circular economy thinking. Volume 1, Circular Economy and Sustainability: Management and Policy, discusses the content of circular economy principles and how they can be realized in the fields of economy, management, and policy. It gives an outline of the current status and perception of circular economy at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels to provide a better understanding of its role to achieve sustainability. Volume 2, Circular Economy and Sustainability: Environmental Engineering, presents various technological and developmental tolls that emphasize the implementation of these principles in practice (micro-level). It demonstrates the necessity to establish a fundamental connection between sustainable engineering and circular economy. Presents a novel approach linking circular economy concept to environmental engineering and management to promote sustainability goals in modern societies Approaches the topic of production and consumption at both the micro- and macro-levels, integrating principles with practice Offers a range of theoretical and foundational knowledge in addition to case studies that demonstrate the potential impact of circular economy principles on economic and societal progress

Resource Recovery from Wastes

Resource Recovery from Wastes
Author: L E Macaskie,D J Sapsford,W M Mayes
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1788013816
ISBN 13: 9781788013819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resource Recovery from Wastes Book Review:

Bringing together a broad range of topics on resource recovery this book provides a valuable resource for those working in green chemistry and waste management.

The Circular Economy and the Global South

The Circular Economy and the Global South
Author: Patrick Schröder,Manisha Anantharaman,Kartika Anggraeni,Timothy J. Foxon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-04-12
ISBN 10: 0429783698
ISBN 13: 9780429783692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The circular economy is a policy approach and business strategy that aims to improve resource productivity, promote sustainable consumption and production and reduce environmental impacts. This book examines the relevance of the circular economy in the context of developing countries, something which to date is little understood. This volume highlights examples of circular economy practices in developing country contexts in relation to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), informal sector recycling and national policy approaches. It examines a broad range of case studies, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, and Thailand, and illustrates how the circular economy can be used as a new lens and possible solution to cross-cutting development issues of pollution and waste, employment, health, urbanisation and green industrialisation. In addition to more technical and policy oriented contributions, the book also critically discusses existing narratives and pathways of the circular economy in the global North and South, and how these differ or possibly even conflict with each other. Finally, the book critically examines under what conditions the circular economy will be able to reduce global inequalities and promote human development in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Presenting a unique social sciences perspective on the circular economy discourse, this book is relevant to students and scholars studying sustainability in economics, business studies, environmental politics and development studies.

OECD Urban Studies The Circular Economy in Cities and Regions Synthesis Report

OECD Urban Studies The Circular Economy in Cities and Regions Synthesis Report
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN 10: 9264976124
ISBN 13: 9789264976122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Urban Studies The Circular Economy in Cities and Regions Synthesis Report Book Review:

Cities and regions play a fundamental role in the transition from a linear to a circular economy, as they are responsible for key policies in local public services such as transport, solid waste, water and energy that affect citizens’ well-being, economic growth and environmental quality. This synthesis report builds on the findings from 51 cities and regions contributing to the OECD Survey on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions and on lessons learnt from the OECD Policy Dialogues on the circular economy carried out in Groningen (Netherlands), Umeå (Sweden), Valladolid (Spain) and on-going in Glasgow (United Kingdom), Granada (Spain), and Ireland.

Mapping Managing and Crafting Sustainable Business Strategies for the Circular Economy

Mapping  Managing  and Crafting Sustainable Business Strategies for the Circular Economy
Author: Rodrigues, Susana Serrano,Almeida, Paulo Jorge,Almeida, Nuno Miguel Castaheira
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2020-06-05
ISBN 10: 1522598871
ISBN 13: 9781522598879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Managing and Crafting Sustainable Business Strategies for the Circular Economy Book Review:

As the planet’s natural resources continue to be depleted, society’s environmental awareness has grown. Businesses especially are being coerced into incorporating more sustainable approaches to carrying out their activities. Organizations that develop sustainable business strategies that deliver enhanced value by radically reducing material inputs and engaging consumers on circular economy will be well-positioned for success. Mapping, Managing, and Crafting Sustainable Business Strategies for the Circular Economy is an essential reference source that discusses implementing sustainable business strategies as well as economic policies for the modern business era. Featuring research on topics such as global business, urban innovation, and cost management, this book is ideally designed for managers, operators, manufacturers, academics, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, business professionals, and students seeking coverage on utilizing natural resources in the most sustainable way.

The Circular Economy Challenge

The Circular Economy Challenge
Author: Alessia Amato
Publsiher: Mdpi AG
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2022-04-06
ISBN 10: 9783036536750
ISBN 13: 3036536752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Circular Economy Challenge Book Review:

Many recent events, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, have proven the necessity of a transformation of the current economic system based on a linear schema of: "take", "make", "use", and "dispose". This radical change should involve all of the actors involved in the economic system: institutions, industries, consumers, and scientific research. Only cooperation among these stakeholders can ensure an effective shift toward a circular model. However, which kinds of actions can be performed to implement an effective circular economy? The present Special Issue collects nine papers that prove the possibility of implementing the circular economy from different points of view. The authors analyze all of the spheres of sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) in a variety of contexts, evaluating the effect of the circular choices. The nine papers include several key product value chains, in agreement with the most recent European Circular Economy Action Plan (e.g., electronics and ICT, batteries, plastics, construction and buildings, and food). The present paper collection proves that the circular economy is not only a simple business model, but rather, it involves the integration of many strategies for the protection of the natural ecosystem and the maintenance of worldwide economic stability. The holistic approach is essential for a successful business model, and innovation has an indispensable role in the transition. In this context, the present Special Issue aims to be a multidisciplinary collection of innovations useful for all of the stakeholders involved in the circular economy.

Adopting Circular Economy Current Practices and Future Perspectives

Adopting Circular Economy Current Practices and Future Perspectives
Author: Idiano D’Adamo
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN 10: 3039283421
ISBN 13: 9783039283422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adopting Circular Economy Current Practices and Future Perspectives Book Review:

The development of a closed-loop cycle is a necessary condition so as to develop a circular economy model as an alternative to the linear model, in order to maintain the value of products and materials for as long as possible. For this motive, the definition of the value must be demonstrated for both the environment and the economy. The presence of these analyses should be associated with the social dimension and the human component. A strong cooperation between social and technical profiles is a new challenge for all researchers. End of life of products attract a lot of attention, and the final output could be the production of technologies suitable for managing this waste.

An Introduction to Circular Economy

An Introduction to Circular Economy
Author: Lerwen Liu,Seeram Ramakrishna
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 631
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN 10: 9811585105
ISBN 13: 9789811585104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Circular Economy Book Review:

This book is purposefully styled as an introductory textbook on circular economy (CE) for the benefit of educators and students of universities. It provides comprehensive knowledge exemplified by practices from policy, education, R&D, innovation, design, production, waste management, business and financing around the world. The book covers sectors such as agriculture/food, packaging materials, build environment, textile, energy, and mobility to inspire the growth of circular business transformation. It aims to stimulate action among different stakeholders to drive CE transformation. It elaborates critical driving forces of CE including digital technologies; restorative innovations; business opportunities & sustainable business model; financing instruments, regulation & assessment and experiential education programs. It connects a CE transformation for reaching the SDGs2030 and highlights youth leadership and entrepreneurship at all levels in driving the sustainability transformation.

Green Innovation Sustainable Development and Circular Economy

Green Innovation  Sustainable Development  and Circular Economy
Author: Nitin Kumar Singh,Siddhartha Pandey,Himanshu Sharma,Sunkulp Goel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 1000172465
ISBN 13: 9781000172461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Innovation Sustainable Development and Circular Economy Book Review:

Although green innovation and technology is not new, so far very limited information is available regarding the diversified approaches for green technologies and engineering. This book highlights the challenges and opportunities, offering a roadmap for using various approaches in the most cost effective way. The book discusses the interrelationship between a circular economy and green technologies. It presents the dimensions of green innovations and illustrates the challenges of industrialization, especially in terms of material synthesis and utilized processes. It covers the current environmental and health challenges of societies and describes the role of stakeholders in developing sustainable societies and industries. This book provides a line of approach to core and interdisciplinary students, academicians, research scientists, and various industry personnel to present their ideas of green innovations with a common vision of sustainable development of community and industries in mind. Features Discusses the interrelationship between a circular economy and green technologies Presents the dimensions of green innovations Illustrates the challenges of industrialization, especially in terms of material synthesis and utilized processes Covers the current environmental and health challenges of societies Offers the identification and role of stakeholders in the sustainable development of societies and industries

Circular Economy

Circular Economy
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811636982
ISBN 13: 9789811636981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Towards a Circular Economy

Towards a Circular Economy
Author: Aldo Alvarez-Risco,Marc A. Rosen,Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2022-06-09
ISBN 10: 3030942937
ISBN 13: 9783030942939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards a Circular Economy Book Review:

This volume presents a transdisciplinary approach to implementing a circular economy in international business. Written by global experts, this book provides a detailed and professional focus on issues that must be improved in order to successfully implement a circular economy in a variety of industries. The book begins with a discussion of the theoretical aspects of circular economy and the challenges of going from theory to practice. The following chapters present case studies on the circular economy in different sectors of international business such as food systems, mineral processing, water management, energy process, waste management, the cement industry, and 3D printing. Issues such as the role of SMEs in the circular economy, and the progress towards circular economy 3.0, and strategies for teaching the circular economy are also discussed. The volume ends with a critique of the concept of circular economy and suggestions for future research avenues. Written with multiple stakeholders in mind, this volume will be of interest to researchers and students of economics, sustainability, international business, and management as well as industry professionals and governments working towards establishing a circular economy in their fields and jurisdictions.

Circular Economy in the Construction Industry

Circular Economy in the Construction Industry
Author: Sadhan Kumar Ghosh,Sannidhya Kumar Ghosh,Benu Gopal Mohapatra,Ronald L. Mersky
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-12-23
ISBN 10: 1000505251
ISBN 13: 9781000505252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circular Economy in the Construction Industry Book Review:

Circular Economy in the Construction Industry is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, implementers and PhD and Masters-level students in universities analyzing the present status of Construction and Demolition Wastes (C&DW) management, materials development utilizing slag, fly ash, HDPE fibre, geo-wastes, and other wastes, green concrete, soil stabilization, resource circulation in construction sectors, success in experimentation & commercial production, future needs, and future research areas. While huge C&DW is wasted by dumping, there is potential of recycling preventing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental pollution as well as creating business opportunities. Circularity of resources in the construction industry can contribute to a more secure, sustainable, and economically sound future through proper policy instruments, management systems, and recycling by selecting the following: Supply chain sustainability and collection of C&D Wastes, Appropriate separation and recycling technology, Enforcement of policy instruments, Productivity, quality control of recycled products and intended end use, Economic feasibility as business case, commercialization, generating employment. This book addresses most of the above issues in a lucid manner by experts in the field from different countries, which are helpful for the related stakeholders, edited by experts in the field.

Circular Economy and Waste Valorisation

Circular Economy and Waste Valorisation
Author: Jingzheng Ren,Long Zhang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2022-08-23
ISBN 10: 3031047257
ISBN 13: 9783031047251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circular Economy and Waste Valorisation Book Review:

The authors and editors of this volume state that with the intensive growth of global industrialization and urbanization, the consumption of various resources and materials, such as energy, minerals, and even water, is increasing at an amazing speed, which poses great pressure on material resources. In addition, the massive utilization of materials has led to low efficiency, resulting in great wastes of resources as well as serious environmental pollutions and degradation, which has severely hindered the sustainable development of economy and society. In order to transit to sustainable development, it is necessary to improved resource efficiency, and circular economy and waste valorization are the best alternative ways for achieving this goal. This book aims to provide an in-depth description of circular economy and waste valorization, make assessments for circular economy and waste valorization in different regions and countries and determine the technological pathways and roadmap for achieving circular economy and waste valorization. More specifically: (1) Conceptions and Theories: Concepts and definitions of circular economy and waste valorization and their nexus and contributions to sustainable development. (2) Policy and Practice: Measurement and assessment of performance or sustainability for implementing circular economy and waste valorization. (3) Pathways and Prospects: Identification and prioritization of the barriers, strategies, technologies, and pathways for achieving circular economy and waste valorization. The book systematically and comprehensively introduces the definitions, concepts, framework and nexus of circular economy and waste valorization, analyzes and measures their performance and sustainability and provides the methods for investigating and prioritizing the barriers and strategies and determining the pathways and roadmap for their development.

Role of Circular Economy in Resource Sustainability

Role of Circular Economy in Resource Sustainability
Author: Pezhman Ghadimi,M. D. Gilchrist,Ming Xu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 303090217X
ISBN 13: 9783030902179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book aims to provide academic and industrial applications advancing the critical role of circular economy principles in the sustainability of various resources. The latest research and practice in resource sustainability are shared, discussed, and promoted. The core competency of this book revolves around providing recent advances in sustainable consumption and production implementations, developed tools for environmental and sustainability assessment, technological advancements in resource and waste management/treatment, and advances in waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and recovery. Resources are defined broadly to include (1) physical resources: metals, non-metallic minerals, energy, and water (2) biological resources: food, forestry, land, ecological systems, etc., and (3) “misplaced” resources: air emissions, water pollutants, and solid waste. Finally, legislation, and policy implications and recommendations for resources sustainability are concluded.

Circular Economy and Sustainability

Circular Economy and Sustainability
Author: Alexandros Stefanakis,Ioannis Nikolaou
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 012820396X
ISBN 13: 9780128203965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circular Economy and Sustainability Book Review:

The concept of circular economy is based on strategies, practices, policies, and technologies to achieve principles related to reusing, recycling, redesigning, repurposing, remanufacturing, refurbishing, and recovering water, waste materials, and nutrients to preserve natural resources. It provides the necessary conditions to encourage economic and social actors to adopt strategies toward sustainability. However, the increasing complexity of sustainability aspects means that traditional engineering and management/economics alone cannot face the new challenges and reach the appropriate solutions. Thus, this book highlights the role of engineering and management in building a sustainable society by developing a circular economy that establishes and protects strong social and cultural structures based on cross-disciplinary knowledge and diverse skills. It includes theoretical justification, research studies, and case studies to provide researchers, practitioners, professionals, and policymakers the appropriate context to work together in promoting sustainability and circular economy thinking. Volume 1, Circular Economy and Sustainability: Management and Policy, discusses the content of circular economy principles and how they can be realized in the fields of economy, management, and policy. It gives an outline of the current status and perception of circular economy at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels to provide a better understanding of its role in achieving sustainability. Volume 2, Circular Economy and Sustainability: Environmental Engineering, presents various technological and developmental tools that emphasize the implementation of these principles in practice (micro-level). It demonstrates the necessity to establish a fundamental connection between sustainable engineering and circular economy. Presents a novel approach, linking circular economy concepts to environmental engineering and management to promote sustainability goals in modern societies Approaches the topic on production and consumption at both the micro and macro levels, integrating principles with practice Offers a range of theoretical and foundational knowledge in addition to case studies that demonstrate the potential impact of circular economy principles on both economic and societal progress

Circular Economy Recent Trends in Global Perspective

Circular Economy  Recent Trends in Global Perspective
Author: Sadhan Kumar Ghosh,Sannidhya Kumar Ghosh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 9811609136
ISBN 13: 9789811609138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circular Economy Recent Trends in Global Perspective Book Review:

This book presents the advantages of the circular economy as a powerful - and inevitable - model for tackling the current challenges against shrinking resources and establishing the resource efficient economy. The experienced contributors present the status and strategies of circular economy implementation in several countries with hands on experience to protect the environment while promoting the circular economy through legislative requirements, best practices adopted and popularizing the idea of circulation of resources amongst the researchers & academia, policy makers, industry, and the general public at large. The book advocates model that consists of designing products and processes with a view to endlessly recycling them evolving a greater scope of sustainable development.

The Circular Economy in the European Union

The Circular Economy in the European Union
Author: Sepp Eisenriegler
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2020-09-23
ISBN 10: 3030502392
ISBN 13: 9783030502393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Circular Economy in the European Union Book Review:

The implementation of the circular economy will entail a major transformation from a resource-destroying, linear economy to a circular one that operates within the planet’s regenerative boundaries. This book presents an interim assessment of the implementation of a circular economy in the EU. It reveals what achievements have been made in various EU institutions, but which are scarcely perceived by the public; which basic scientific principles can be applied in this context; and what NGOs are demanding beyond this progress. It provides convincing arguments for abandoning the “hamster wheel” of material-based satisfaction of our needs, and shows that the primacy of the economy stands in the way of a good life for all. Given its focus, it will appeal to everyone interested in an ecologically sustainable economic system.

Sustainable Products in the Circular Economy

Sustainable Products in the Circular Economy
Author: Magdalena Wojnarowska,Marek Ćwiklicki,Carlo Ingrao
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-04-14
ISBN 10: 1000570487
ISBN 13: 9781000570489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Products in the Circular Economy Book Review:

This book explores how the circular economy influences product design in today’s business and society. Drawing on contributions from a wide range of expert thinkers, this volume assesses the existing approaches, strategies and tools which facilitate socially and environmentally responsible production and consumption systems. It then goes on to highlight the ways in which the circular economy conceptual framework could be implemented effectively at both micro (product policy) and macro (sustainable consumption) levels in order to alter the industrial landscape and increase its interconnectedness with materials and scarce resources. Highlighting the pros and cons of transitioning to this new model, the book also cautions that it will only be made possible via significant behavior change at both industry and consumer levels. Sustainable Products in the Circular Economy will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable manufacturing, sustainable consumption, corporate social responsibility and business ethics. It will also be relevant to industry professionals whose work dovetails with these areas.