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Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development

Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development Book
Author : Hans Wiesmeth
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-11-20
ISBN : 0128218045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

The Sustainable Plastics Economy

The Sustainable Plastics Economy Book
Author : Teresa Clark
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-12-19
ISBN : 9781973561859
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Circular Economy was created from the idea that we can create sustainable human systems by mimicking the sustainable processes in nature. A methodology to ensure resources flow continually between systems, where the waste from one process becomes a resource for another. The Sustainable Plastics Economy adopts this philosophy and creates a system without plastic waste that can ultimately integrate into nature, and most importantly can be implemented by organizations immediately.

Circular Economy Global Perspective

Circular Economy  Global Perspective Book
Author : Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-11-01
ISBN : 9811510520
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life. Circular economy (CE) is important towards sustainable development, resources circulation and conservation, involving closing of material loops and cascading used resources, to prevent waste occurrence, and transforming the resulting residual streams into new (secondary) resources. Strategies and legislative framework for waste management are important steps for development of a more CE where resource efficiency becomes the key driver for both economic growth and environmental protections. A few countries achieved good results implementing CE as a replacement of the linear economy. Resource managers and planners should thoroughly identify factors to implement CE for societal benefits. This book presents how resource consumption is minimized with rational use based on 3Rs, legislative framework and government supports towards implementing CE initiatives, example of best practices, future plans and targets in different countries those are helpful for researchers, planners and implementers.

The Circular Economy and the Global South

The Circular Economy and the Global South Book
Author : Patrick Schröder,Manisha Anantharaman,Kartika Anggraeni,Timothy J. Foxon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-04-12
ISBN : 0429783698
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Circular Economy and Sustainability

Circular Economy and Sustainability Book
Author : Alexandros Stefanakis,Ioannis Nikolaou
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-09-24
ISBN : 012820396X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Circular Economy and Sustainability: Volume One, Management and Policy discusses circular economy principles and how to apply them in economies, management and policy. The book gives an outline of the current status and perception of the circular economy at the micro-, meso- and macro-levels. Sections highlight the role of engineering and management in building a sustainable society that establishes and protects strong social and cultural structures based on cross-disciplinary knowledge and diverse skills. It includes research and case studies, providing a diverse set of readers with the appropriate context to work together to promote sustainability and circular economy thinking. The concept of the 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. This book provides the necessary conditions to encourage economic and social actors to adopt strategies toward sustainability. 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 Ethical Funds and Engineering Projects

Circular Economy  Ethical Funds  and Engineering Projects Book
Author : Foteini Konstantakopoulou,Ioannis Nikolaou,Konstantinos P. Tsagarakis
Publisher : Mdpi AG
Release : 2020-10-23
ISBN : 9783039282524
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This special issue provides a collection of 15 papers with modern theories and applications for circular economy, engineering projects, entrepreneurship models, and investor decisions. After the commencing review on Occupational Health and Safety Management-Systems Standards, follow papers which can be classified into four categories which cover the overall scope of special issue. The first category includes papers regarding the micro-level of circular economy. This means case studies in firm-level which implement different techniques to achieve sustainable development and circular economy goals. The findings reveal interesting achievements which are associated with cultural characteristics of the countries these case studies have been conducted. The second category of papers refers to the meso-level of circular economy where firms cooperate with each other by exchanging byproducts and organizing common operational procedures and routines to address environmental problems. The findings suggest assessment information technology tools to support industrial symbiosis among European firms. The next body of literature encompasses macro-level where circular economy techniques are implemented at a country level. Findings suggest methodologies for implementing and tracking circular economy in cities. Finally, a number of papers are included that focus on advanced engineering techniques. These techniques are useful tools for achieving circular economy and sustainability.

Port Strategy for Sustainable Development

Port Strategy for Sustainable Development Book
Author : Elvira Haezendonck
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-03-23
ISBN : 3036500901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today, most large port hubs include the circular economy transformation challenge, together with smart digitalization and Internet of Things (IoT), in their strategic priorities. However, many ports do not seem to have progressed beyond incremental, small-scale sustainable innovations or the support of rather fragmented sustainability initiatives. The challenges are complex, since ports do not only have to reconsider their own core activities but also their role in the supply chain of shippers, to lift themselves out of the linear lock-in. Opportunities are also created, and port authorities and businesses need to embrace circular learning and turn these projects into sustainable business models. This strategic change or refocus requires new insights into innovative governance and business frameworks, the link between strategy and commercially viable business models, systems innovation, intensified stakeholder collaboration and co-creation, altered traffic segments and hinterland focus, amongst others. These Special Issue articles address current CE transition concerns salient to port strategists and managers, such as first strategic changes towards circular ports, building awareness on the importance of sustainability data and available space, and how port authorities can develop circular business models.

Circular Economy and Sustainable Development Enterprises

Circular Economy and Sustainable Development Enterprises Book
Author : Jiansu Mao,Chunhui Li,Yuansheng Pei,Linyu Xu
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-03-13
ISBN : 9811085242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This textbook systematically addresses why and how Circular Economy should be developed and practiced by employing a Discussion and Research (D&R) teaching method. This method allows us to show the whole process of academic research, from formulating the key questions, to methodology design, and ultimately to conclusions and applications. In addition, the suggested class discussions and group homework provide good opportunities for participant cooperation and exchange. In this textbook, all chapters and sections are intended to answer specific scientific key or sub-key questions, while all chapters are also internally structured logically and systematically, from question to final conclusion. This textbook may help to boost student performance in science and research and was selected for inclusion in the 13th Five-Year planning teaching materials for regular higher education in China.

Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post global Economy

Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post global Economy Book
Author : Natalia Yakovleva,Regina Frei,Sudhir Rama Murthy
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-05-21
ISBN : 3030150666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a collection of studies on current best practices for delivering sustainable development policies within supply chains. It critiques the limitations of existing business theory and practice on sustainable supply chain management, and discusses opportunities for new conceptual models for businesses to engage with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It examines how businesses can work towards implementing Sustainable Development Goals in the contexts of entrepreneurial initiative, industry collaboration and regional development. SDGs renew the sustainable development agenda for global communities and ask businesses and organisations to reset their sustainable development policies. A strategy to embed sustainable development principles into business operations along the supply chain operations, which has been a conceptual and, in many instances, practitioner, business and industry achievement of the past decades, is not enough to shift the economic and social conditions of poor populations around the world. How would the global supply chains of the future look like? What social relations does it envisage? How will businesses and organisations engage with societies, environments and complex institutional contexts in emerging markets and developing countries, which are faced with issues of population growth, needed leaps in infrastructure provision, educational and health improvements, cultural and institutional shifts? The books challenges current approaches to sustainable supply chain practices guided by discussion on SDGs. It reviews implementation issues of existing sustainable development approaches, assesses the advancement of sustainable development strategies and examines the opportunities for global value chains to increase their positive social and environmental inputs in regions, communities and organisations. The book collects both conceptual and empirical studies set in a variety of business and organisational contexts, such as manufacturing, retail, procurement, cities and industrial parks. It contests the accepted axioms of sustainable practices in the global supply chains and proposes new models for organisations and production networks to engage with societies and address market and production effects on communities and institutions.

Sustainable Development and Higher Education Institutions

Sustainable Development and Higher Education Institutions Book
Author : Göran Finnveden,Leendert Verhoef,Julie Newman
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-03-16
ISBN : 3039219049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Higher education institutions (HEIs) have a unique role and responsibility for the future and for driving the development of a sustainable society. HEIs are charged with the task of fostering sustainability in the leaders of tomorrow, developing solutions and methods for addressing a sustainable future and ensuring that knowledge is contributed to society. HEIs must also ensure that their everyday operations and practices are consistent with a sustainable future, and that they work toward holistically integrating sustainability into both the mission of a university and its daily tasks. This Special Issue builds on papers presented during the 2018 International Sustainable Campus Network Conference and also includes other contributions. The articles reflect the many aspects of sustainability in higher education institutions and illustrate innovation in approach, outcomes, and impact. The papers cover a range of perspectives on sustainability both on and around campuses. These include organization and management issues, networking and city partnership themes, and metrics and indicators related to sustainable development goals. The Special Issue also includes papers on education, student involvement, and gender issues. Select articles include results from surveys and desktop research; others depict approaches on experimentation, living labs, and action research.

Framework for Implementing the Principles of the Circular Economy in Organizations Guide

Framework for Implementing the Principles of the Circular Economy in Organizations  Guide Book
Author : British Standards Institute Staff
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1917-05-31
ISBN : 9780580926440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Management, Sustainable development, Sustainability, Economic development, Environmental management, Enterprises, Organizations, Commerce, Personnel, People, Conditions of employment, Purchasing, Risk analysis, Consumer-supplier relations, Contracts, Contracting, Tenders

Circular Economy

Circular Economy Book
Author : Tao Zhang
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2021-02-10
ISBN : 1838801669
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Nowadays, the restriction of resources and the environment is very severe. A circular economy is the only way to sustainable development, but how this works still needs more exploration. The series of studies carried out by the author are described in detail in this book.

Circular Economy and Sustainability

Circular Economy and Sustainability Book
Author : Alexandros Stefanakis,Ioannis Nikolaou
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-10-08
ISBN : 0128216646
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Sustainability and the Circular Economy: Volume Two, Environmental Policy and Management covers the significant scientific gap between circular economy principles and environmental practice. The book covers multiple aspects, presenting relative strategies and policies at the macro-level. Providing a better understanding of the relevant social and cultural structures and the need for cross-disciplinary knowledge and diverse skills, this book includes theoretical justification, research studies and full-scale case studies to provide researchers, practitioners and policymakers in sustainability, environmental engineering, and environmental management with a clear guide for implementation and future objectives. The circular economy is based on strategies, policies and technologies for reusing, recycling and recovering water, resources and nutrients to create a more sustainable environment. The increasing complexity of sustainability challenges means that traditional business models and social fields must work together as they cannot solely solve new challenges and make progress in sustainability issues. Links the circular economy concept to environmental management to achieve sustainability Approaches the topic on a macro level, following on the micro-level approach in Volume One, and from both production and consumption perspectives that integrate principles with practice Offers a range of theoretical and foundational knowledge in addition to case studies that demonstrate impacts

Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainable Manufacturing Book
Author : Rainer Stark,Günther Seliger,Jérémy Bonvoisin
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-01-16
ISBN : 3319485148
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This edited volume presents the research results of the Collaborative Research Center 1026 “Sustainable manufacturing - shaping global value creation”. The book aims at providing a reference guide of sustainable manufacturing for researchers, describing methodologies for development of sustainable manufacturing solutions. The volume is structured in four chapters covering the following topics: sustainable manufacturing technology, sustainable product development, sustainable value creation networks and systematic change towards sustainable manufacturing. The target audience comprises both researchers and practitioners in the field of sustainable manufacturing, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

OECD Urban Studies The Circular Economy in Ume Sweden

OECD Urban Studies The Circular Economy in Ume    Sweden Book
Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2020-03-31
ISBN : 9264739114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This report aims to support the city of Umeå in becoming the leader in the circular economy as stated in its strategic plan for 2016-2028. This is in line with the Swedish Government’s objective to strengthen society’s transition to a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy.

Enhancement of Public Real estate Assets and Cultural Heritage

Enhancement of Public Real estate Assets and Cultural Heritage Book
Author : Lucia Della Spina,Francesco Calabrò
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-01-21
ISBN : 3039363042
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The management of cultural heritage and public real-estate assets is one of the most crucial challenges concerning the sustainable use of these resources, involving dynamic methods to stimulate preservation, development, renewal, and transmission to future generations of these essential assets. The contributions presented in this book provide a rich and varied panorama of research experiences and innovative tools, capable of promoting the re-use of cultural heritage in European cities and cultural landscapes, using a circular economy logic as a model of sustainable development. From this point of view, cultural capital becomes the driver of a regeneration process on the local, urban, and metropolitan scales, in which the transversal interconnections between the production cycles of the adaptive re-use of the available heritage, both in the adaptation and in the management phase, configure a circular process of multidimensional production of value. Therefore, future territorial redevelopment projects can base their idea strength on an open system of appropriately selected social attractors, whose enhancement and use have the objective of triggering widespread regeneration effects on the whole territory of influence, receiving inducement and resources to progress.

Industrial Symbiosis for the Circular Economy

Industrial Symbiosis for the Circular Economy Book
Author : Roberta Salomone,Andrea Cecchin,Pauline Deutz,Andrea Raggi,Laura Cutaia
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-02-07
ISBN : 303036660X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The book is designed to help public and private decision-makers and academics deepen their knowledge and understanding of the contexts, obstacles and challenges of a variety of business types involved in Industrial Symbiosis and Circular Economy practices. Industrial Symbiosis is reported in the Action Plan on the Circular Economy developed by the European Commission in 2015 (COM / 2015/0614 final) and in its revision of 14 March 2017, but relatively little is known of how these practices start, develop or fail, and mutate in a rapidly changing context. Including selected contributions presented at the 24th ISDRS 2018 Conference, “Actions for a Sustainable World: from theory to practice” in the two theme tracks “5c. Circular economy, zero waste & innovation” and “5g. Industrial symbiosis, networking and cooperation as part of industrial ecology”, this book offers a transdisciplinary perspective on real experiences of industrial symbiosis, performed both by industries and the scientific community, best practices, success and unsuccessful cases (implemented or under implementation), with the final aim to promote the adoption of Industrial Symbiosis as an operational and systematic tool for the Circular Economy. In particular, a focus on the environmental, social, and economic impact of Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis practices, and how those impacts may be context and/or scale dependent is given.

OECD Urban Studies The Circular Economy in Granada Spain

OECD Urban Studies The Circular Economy in Granada  Spain Book
Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2021-05-18
ISBN : 9264510346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

While the COVID-19 crisis has put many economic activities on hold, notably tourism, a pillar of Granada’s economy, it has also created a momentum towards more sustainable production and consumption patterns, in line with carbon neutrality goals.

OECD Urban Studies The Circular Economy in Groningen the Netherlands

OECD Urban Studies The Circular Economy in Groningen  the Netherlands Book
Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2020-03-31
ISBN : 9264724427
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This case study presents the state of the art of the circular economy in Groningen, the main challenges for designing a circular economy strategy and the ways forward for the city’s circular transition.

Examining the Intersection of Circular Economy Forestry and International Trade

Examining the Intersection of Circular Economy  Forestry  and International Trade Book
Author : Gopalakrishnan, Badri Narayanan,Duggal, Taranjeet,Tewary, Tavishi
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2021-01-22
ISBN : 1799849910
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Sustainable development has always been a contested concept and has been extensively debated over the last 30 years with new classifications arising since then. There was a previous push for the radical transformations of the market economy to downscale production and consumption that would increase human well-being and enhance ecological conditions. Because of this conflict, there was a need for a new model that challenges and could be the alternative for the liner economy; this new model is called the circular economy. A circular economy aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. It gained its ground in the era of disruptive technological advancement and a dynamic global value chain. By supporting resource-efficient industrial models, the circular economy preserves and improves natural capital, optimizes the value of resources, and abolishes negative environmental externalities such as pollution. Examining the Intersection of Circular Economy, Forestry, and International Trade explores the link between the circular economy and various aspects of the business and environment to understand the usage and viability of adapting the circular economy from a business perspective. The chapters highlight the transition to the circular economy, its implementation across society, its intersection with forestry and international trade, and the solutions and challenges of the circular economy. This book is aimed at researchers in the field of business management, economics, and environmental studies along with practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students looking for more information on the various fields impacting the circular economy as well as the implementation, usage, and viability of a widespread adoption of a circular economy.