Over-Claiming the Circular Economy: The Missing Dimensions

Jordon Lazell, Solon Magrizos, Marylyn Carrigan

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    Abstract

    A new approach to sustainability has been proposed, the 'circular economy', as a pathway for companies - larger or small - to engage with challenges of sustainable business. This paper begins with an overview of the concept of the circular economy, before discussing some of the tensions and limitations of this approach, particular the more overlooked social aspects of circularity. As a result, the paper suggests some alternative exemplars of more ethical and socially inclusive approaches to the circular economy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-114
    Number of pages12
    JournalSocial Business
    Volume8
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

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    Keywords

    • Circular Economy
    • sustainable production and consumption
    • waste reduction
    • Recycling
    • social dimension

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