Regulatory Opportunities and Challenges for Blockchain Adoption for Circular Economies

Katrien Steenmans, Phillip Taylor, Ine Steenmans

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Abstract

The literature on blockchain technology and circular economy is at a nascent stage, with only initial limited and superficial recognition of the possible role blockchain may have in supporting circular economy laws and policies. This paper contributes to this emerging area by exploring the regulatory opportunities and challenges for adoption of blockchain for circular waste management. In particular, through a mixed methods approach combining empirical and doctrinal research, this paper presents initial findings on: (1) the current role of blockchain within the legal landscape on circular economies; (2) the regulatory barriers of blockchain application to circular economies; and (3) opportunities of blockchain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain (Blockchain)
PublisherIEEE
Pages572-577
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-1760-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-1761-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2022
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Blockchain: Workshop on Blockchain & the Circular Supply Chain -
Duration: 8 Dec 20218 Dec 2021

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Conference on Blockchain
Period8/12/218/12/21

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Keywords

  • circular economy
  • blockchain
  • waste
  • law
  • right to repair
  • extended producer responsibility

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