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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Over-Claiming the Circular Economy: The Missing Dimensions. / Lazell, Jordon; Magrizos, Solon; Carrigan, Marylyn.

In: Social Business, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.03.2018, p. 103-114.

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Lazell, Jordon ; Magrizos, Solon ; Carrigan, Marylyn. / Over-Claiming the Circular Economy: The Missing Dimensions. In: Social Business. 2018 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 103-114.
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