The Circular Economy Handbook

The Circular Economy Handbook
Publisher Springer Nature
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Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 350
ISBN 9781349959686
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Can we align global production and consumption systems with sustainability? Can business growth actually lead to a healthier planet? Can companies innovate through the circular economy to create competitive advantage and genuine impact? Waste to Wealth proved that the emerging circular economy advantage exists – now Lacy, Long and Spindler show you how to realize it at speed and scale in The Circular Economy Handbook. We stand at a crossroads, with rising geopolitical and geo-economic tensions, massive technological change and a host of social and environmental challenges. We are pushing planetary boundaries to their limits, with climate change and threats to biodiversity and oceans as just a few examples. Significant impacts are already being felt, and both people and planet face potentially catastrophic and irreversible consequences if we don’t urgently change our global model and systems. Our current linear “take, make, waste” models of production and consumption will not be sustainable in a world of some 9 billion people by 2050, especially with ever-expanding rates of consumption. Thriving within these dynamics demands more than incremental adjustments to business-as-usual. The circular economy offers a powerful means to decouple growth from use of scarce and harmful resources, enabling greater production and consumption with fewer negative environmental impacts—at the same time, making companies more innovative and competitive. In fact, this book shows that $4.5 trillion in economic value is at stake. Delivering on the promise of a circular economy demands impact and scale, extending through value chains and, ultimately, disrupting the entire economic system. In The Circular Economy Handbook, the authors illuminate the path from insight to action, from linear to circular. With case studies, advice and practical guidance, they show leaders how to pivot towards a holistic circular organization, embedding circularity internally and delivering broad-based system change. With unique insights across business models, technologies, and industries – featuring stories and real-world examples from circular pioneers – this book is the essential guide to help companies become leaders in the movement to secure the circular economy advantage.

The Circular Economy Handbook
  • Author : Peter Lacy,Jessica Long,Wesley Spindler
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31

Can we align global production and consumption systems with sustainability? Can business growth actually lead to a healthier planet? Can companies innovate through the circular economy to create competitive advantage and genuine impact? Waste to Wealth proved that the emerging circular economy advantage exists – now Lacy, Long and Spindler show

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The Circular Economy Handbook
  • Author : Peter Lacy,Jessica Long,Wesley Spindler
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2021-01-29

Can we align global production and consumption systems with sustainability? Can business growth actually lead to a healthier planet? Can companies innovate through the circular economy to create competitive advantage and genuine impact? Waste to Wealth proved that the emerging circular economy advantage exists – now Lacy, Long and Spindler show

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A Circular Economy Handbook
  • Author : Catherine Weetman
  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03

WINNER: 2018 Les Plumes des Achats & Supply Chain - The Committee Special Prize As we learn more about the climate and biodiversity crisis, it is clear that how we make and consume things is a major part of the problem. Extraction and processing of materials, fuels and food makes up about

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The Circular Economy
  • Author : Walter R Stahel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-03

A Circular Economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural, and offers opportunities and solutions for all organisations. This book, written by Walter Stahel, who is widely recognised as one of the key people who formulated the concept of the Circular Economy, is the

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A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains
  • Author : Catherine Weetman
  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-12-03

WINNER: Les Plumes des Achats 2018 - Committee Special Prize A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains is an easily digestible and comprehensive handbook that provides a clear guide to the circular economy, helping the reader create future-fit, sustainable strategies. Real examples across a range of market sectors help

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Designing for the Circular Economy
  • Author : Martin Charter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-06

The circular economy describes a world in which reuse through repair, reconditioning and refurbishment is the prevailing social and economic model. The business opportunities are huge but developing product and service offerings and achieving competitive advantage means rethinking your business model from early creativity and design processes, through marketing and

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Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Development and Opportunities in Circular Economy
  • Author : Baporikar, Neeta
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-06-26

With the need for sustainability, a focus on developing an economic system that aims at minimizing waste, commonly referred to as the circular economy, is emerging. Circular economy and studies related to it have gained worldwide attention, as it seems to be an effective alternative economic system. Naturally, the circular

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Waste to Wealth
  • Author : Peter Lacy,Jakob Rutqvist
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30

Waste to Wealth proves that 'green' and 'growth' need not be binary alternatives. The book examines five new business models that provide circular growth from deploying sustainable resources to the sharing economy before setting out what business leaders need to do to implement the models successfully.

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The Circular Economy and the Global South
  • Author : Patrick Schröder,Manisha Anantharaman,Kartika Anggraeni,Timothy J. Foxon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-12

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

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Handbook of Sustainable Innovation
  • Author : Frank Boons,Andrew McMeekin
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019

The Handbook of Sustainable Innovation maps the multiple lineages of research and understanding that constitute academic work on how technological change relates to sustainable practices of production and consumption. Leading academics contribute by mapping the general evolution of this academic field, our understanding of sustainable innovation at the firm, user,

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Handbook of Recycling
  • Author : Ernst Worrell,Markus Reuter
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2014-04-28

Winner of the International Solid Waste Association's 2014 Publication Award, Handbook of Recycling is an authoritative review of the current state-of-the-art of recycling, reuse and reclamation processes commonly implemented today and how they interact with one another. The book addresses several material flows, including iron, steel, aluminum and other metals, pulp

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The Circular Economy
  • Author : Mika Sillanpää,Chaker Ncibi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-02

The Circular Economy: Case Studies about the Transition from the Linear Economy explores examples of the circular economy in action. Unlike other books that provide narrow perceptions of wide-ranging and highly interconnected paradigms, such as supply chains, recycling, businesses models and waste management, this book provides a comprehensive overview of

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Handbook of Green Economics
  • Author : Sevil Acar,Erinc Yeldan
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-28

Handbook of Green Economics reveals the breadth and depth of advanced research on sustainability and growth, also identifying opportunities for future developments. Through its multidimensional examination, it demonstrates how overarching concepts, such as green growth, low carbon economy, circular economy and others work together. Some chapters reflect on different discourses

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Building Revolutions
  • Author : Dave Cheshire
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06

The construction industry operates within a linear economy of make, use, dispose. Buildings are stripped out and torn down with astonishing regularity while new buildings are constructed from hard-won virgin materials. But raw materials are becoming scarce, and the demands for them are exploiting fragile ecosystems, even as the global

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Handbook of the Circular Economy
  • Author : Miguel Brandão,David Lazarevic,Göran Finnveden
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-12-25

This crucial Handbook brings together the latest thinking on the circular economy, an area that has increasingly caught global attention. Contributors explore a broad range of themes such as recycling systems and new business models, as well as consolidating the many ways in which the topic has been dealt with

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