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Exploring assessment practices of companies actively engaged with circular economy (2022)
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Roos Lindgreen, E., Opferkuch, K., Walker, A. M., Salomone, R., Reyes, T., Raggi, A., …Caeiro, S. (in press). Exploring assessment practices of companies actively engaged with circular economy. Business strategy and the environment : BSE, https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2962

An emerging research area is dedicated to developing approaches for assessing the ‘circularity’ of companies and their products, within the context of sustainability goals. However, empirical evidence on the uptake of these assessment approaches rema... Read More about Exploring assessment practices of companies actively engaged with circular economy.

Transition to a Sustainable Circular Plastics Economy in The Netherlands: Discourse and Policy Analysis (2021)
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Calisto Friant, M., Lakerveld, D., Vermeulen, W. J. V., & Salomone, R. (2022). Transition to a Sustainable Circular Plastics Economy in The Netherlands: Discourse and Policy Analysis. Sustainability, 14(1), Article 190. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010190

The circular economy (CE) has become a key sustainability discourse in the last decade. The Netherlands seeks to become fully circular by 2050 and the EU has set ambitious circularity targets in its CE Action Plan of 2015. The plastics sector, in par... Read More about Transition to a Sustainable Circular Plastics Economy in The Netherlands: Discourse and Policy Analysis.

How do incumbent firms innovate their business models for the circular economy? Identifying micro‐foundations of dynamic capabilities (2021)
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Santa‐Maria, T., Vermeulen, W. J. V., & Baumgartner, R. J. (2021). How do incumbent firms innovate their business models for the circular economy? Identifying micro‐foundations of dynamic capabilities. Business strategy and the environment : BSE, https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2956

The circular economy is promoted as a contributor to sustainable development; however, the process of circular business model innovation remains under-explored to date, hindering its implementation. Dynamic capabilities research provides a theoretica... Read More about How do incumbent firms innovate their business models for the circular economy? Identifying micro‐foundations of dynamic capabilities.

Exploring the effectiveness of grey literature indicators and life cycle assessment in assessing circular economy at the micro level: a comparative analysis (2021)
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Roos Lindgreen, E., Mondello, G., Salomone, R., Lanuzza, F., & Saija, G. (2021). Exploring the effectiveness of grey literature indicators and life cycle assessment in assessing circular economy at the micro level: a comparative analysis. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 26(11), 2171-2191. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-021-01972-4

Purpose Methods and tools to measure Circular Economy (CE) are in an early stage of development, especially on the micro level, and only limited guidance is available to companies’ decision-making processes related to CE solutions. In this context,... Read More about Exploring the effectiveness of grey literature indicators and life cycle assessment in assessing circular economy at the micro level: a comparative analysis.

Towards territorial product-service systems: A framework linking resources, networks and value creation (2021)
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Delgadillo, E., Reyes, T., & Baumgartner, R. J. (2021). Towards territorial product-service systems: A framework linking resources, networks and value creation. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 28, 1297-1313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2021.08.003

While many models for sustainable product-service systems (PSS) integrate the multi-actor perspective, few provide insights on how the territory in which actors implement the system influences its sustainability. This paper explores the implementatio... Read More about Towards territorial product-service systems: A framework linking resources, networks and value creation.

Exploring sustainable product development processes for a circular economy through morphological analysis (2021)
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Diaz Tena, A., Schoeggl, J., Reyes, T., & Baumgartner, R. J. (2021). Exploring sustainable product development processes for a circular economy through morphological analysis. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1, 1491-1500. https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2021.410

Over the last years, academic literature has made significant progress on the development of key concepts, identifying circular product typologies, developing assessment methods, and exploring the synergies with manufacturing trends such as digitalis... Read More about Exploring sustainable product development processes for a circular economy through morphological analysis.

Circular economy in corporate sustainability reporting: A review of organisational approaches (2021)
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Opferkuch, K., Caeiro, S., Salomone, R., & Ramos, T. B. (2021). Circular economy in corporate sustainability reporting: A review of organisational approaches. Business strategy and the environment : BSE, 30(8), 4015-4036. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2854

A growing commitment from companies to implement circular economy (CE) strategies demands the development of guidelines for consistent related external communication. The fields of non-financial reporting and sustainability are well established with... Read More about Circular economy in corporate sustainability reporting: A review of organisational approaches.

Future perspectives on the role of extended producer responsibility within a circular economy: A Delphi study using the case of the Netherlands (2021)
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Campbell‐Johnston, K., Munck, M., Vermeulen, W. J. V., & Backes, C. (2021). Future perspectives on the role of extended producer responsibility within a circular economy: A Delphi study using the case of the Netherlands. Business strategy and the environment : BSE, 30(8), 4054-4067. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2856

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a proposed policy approach to promoting the circular economy (CE) within the European Union. This research used a policy Delphi to explore perspectives on improving EPR policies to further contribute to the C... Read More about Future perspectives on the role of extended producer responsibility within a circular economy: A Delphi study using the case of the Netherlands.

What Is the Relation between Circular Economy and Sustainability? Answers from Frontrunner Companies Engaged with Circular Economy Practices (2021)
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Walker, A. M., Opferkuch, K., Roos Lindgreen, E., Raggi, A., Simboli, A., Vermeulen, W. J., …Salomone, R. (2021). What Is the Relation between Circular Economy and Sustainability? Answers from Frontrunner Companies Engaged with Circular Economy Practices. Circular Economy and Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1007/s43615-021-00064-7

The circular economy (CE) concept has become a major interest for companies, promising new business opportunities and a decrease in environmental impacts. Though research on circular business models has recently increased, few scholars have investiga... Read More about What Is the Relation between Circular Economy and Sustainability? Answers from Frontrunner Companies Engaged with Circular Economy Practices.

Co‐development of a framework for circular economy assessment in organisations: Learnings from the public sector (2021)
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Droege, H., Raggi, A., & Ramos, T. B. (2021). Co‐development of a framework for circular economy assessment in organisations: Learnings from the public sector. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 28(6), 1715-1729. https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.2140

To seize the potential of Circular Economy (CE) organisations need to evaluate and communicate their progress moving away from the non-sustainable paradigm of ‘take-make-dispose’ towards circularity. Existing CE assessments for organisations focus on... Read More about Co‐development of a framework for circular economy assessment in organisations: Learnings from the public sector.

Assessing the social sustainability of circular economy practices: Industry perspectives from Italy and the Netherlands (2021)
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Walker, A. M., Opferkuch, K., Roos Lindgreen, E., Simboli, A., Vermeulen, W. J., & Raggi, A. (2021). Assessing the social sustainability of circular economy practices: Industry perspectives from Italy and the Netherlands. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 27, 831-844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2021.01.030

Despite the frequent association of circular economy (CE) with sustainability, most CE practices have yet to prove they actually contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and social aspects in particular. To attain the consens... Read More about Assessing the social sustainability of circular economy practices: Industry perspectives from Italy and the Netherlands.

Overcoming Current Challenges for Circular Economy Assessment Implementation in Public Sector Organisations (2021)
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Droege, H., Raggi, A., & Ramos, T. B. (2021). Overcoming Current Challenges for Circular Economy Assessment Implementation in Public Sector Organisations. Sustainability, 13(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031182

Circular Economy (CE) is seen as a key strategy in achieving sustainable development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To seize the potential of CE, public and private organisations need to evaluate and communicate their pr... Read More about Overcoming Current Challenges for Circular Economy Assessment Implementation in Public Sector Organisations.

Sustainable product development in a circular economy: Implications for products, actors, decision-making support and lifecycle information management (2021)
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Diaz, A., Schöggl, J., Reyes, T., & Baumgartner, R. J. (2021). Sustainable product development in a circular economy: Implications for products, actors, decision-making support and lifecycle information management. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 26, 1031-1045. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2020.12.044

The concept of circular economy (CE) is of great interest for manufacturing companies since it provides a framework which allows them to align organisational objectives with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Corporate CE entails the adoption... Read More about Sustainable product development in a circular economy: Implications for products, actors, decision-making support and lifecycle information management.

Framing and assessing the emergent field of business model innovation for the circular economy: A combined literature review and multiple case study approach (2020)
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Santa-Maria, T., Vermeulen, W. J., & Baumgartner, R. J. (2021). Framing and assessing the emergent field of business model innovation for the circular economy: A combined literature review and multiple case study approach. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 26, 872-891. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2020.12.037

Widespread adoption of sustainable and circular business models is required to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable society, however, the literature supporting the process of Business Model Innovation for the Circular Economy - or Circular... Read More about Framing and assessing the emergent field of business model innovation for the circular economy: A combined literature review and multiple case study approach.

Sustainability assessment in circular inter-firm networks: An integrated framework of industrial ecology and circular supply chain management approaches (2020)
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Walker, A. M., Vermeulen, W. J., Simboli, A., & Raggi, A. (2021). Sustainability assessment in circular inter-firm networks: An integrated framework of industrial ecology and circular supply chain management approaches. Journal of cleaner production, 286, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125457

Circular economy has become a central concept of sustainable production and consumption since its introduction into the public eye. However, to ensure circular economy actually delivers on its promises regarding sustainability, it is vital to anticip... Read More about Sustainability assessment in circular inter-firm networks: An integrated framework of industrial ecology and circular supply chain management approaches.

Analysing European Union circular economy policies: words versus actions (2020)
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Calisto Friant, M., Vermeulen, W. J., & Salomone, R. (2021). Analysing European Union circular economy policies: words versus actions. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 27, 337-353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2020.11.001

Since the publication of the European Union's Circular Economy Action Plan in 2015, this new sustainability paradigm has become a guiding force behind the environmental and economic policies of the Junker Commission. The European Union (EU) has taken... Read More about Analysing European Union circular economy policies: words versus actions.

A typology of circular economy discourses: Navigating the diverse visions of a contested paradigm (2020)
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Calisto Friant, M., Vermeulen, W. J., & Salomone, R. (2020). A typology of circular economy discourses: Navigating the diverse visions of a contested paradigm. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 161, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104917

The circular economy (CE) has recently become a popular discourse especially in government and corporate sectors. Given the socio-ecological challenges of the Anthropocene, the concept of CE could indeed help the transition to a sustainable, just and... Read More about A typology of circular economy discourses: Navigating the diverse visions of a contested paradigm.

A Critical Review of Academic Approaches, Methods and Tools to Assess Circular Economy at the Micro Level (2020)
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Roos Lindgreen, E., Salomone, R., & Reyes, T. (2020). A Critical Review of Academic Approaches, Methods and Tools to Assess Circular Economy at the Micro Level. Sustainability, 12(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/su12124973

Transitioning from the current linear economic development model to a circular economy (CE) is a hot topic in academic literature, public governance, and the corporate domain. Actors have implemented CE strategies to reduce their resource use and its... Read More about A Critical Review of Academic Approaches, Methods and Tools to Assess Circular Economy at the Micro Level.

How circular is your tyre: Experiences with extended producer responsibility from a circular economy perspective (2020)
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Campbell-Johnston, K., Calisto Friant, M., Thapa, K., Lakerveld, D., & Vermeulen, W. J. (2020). How circular is your tyre: Experiences with extended producer responsibility from a circular economy perspective. Journal of cleaner production, 270, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122042

The circular economy (CE) emphasises closing material loops to retain material value. The current practice of tyre recycling in the Netherlands, through a system of extended producer responsibility (EPR), appears an overwhelming success, with claims... Read More about How circular is your tyre: Experiences with extended producer responsibility from a circular economy perspective.

The Circular Economy and Cascading: Towards a Framework (2020)
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Campbell-Johnston, K., Vermeulen, W. J., Reike, D., & Brullot, S. (2020). The Circular Economy and Cascading: Towards a Framework. Resources, Conservation & Recycling: X, 7, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcrx.2020.100038

The principle of cascading, the sequential and consecutive use of resources, is a potential method to create added value in circular economy (CE) practices. Despite conceptual similarities, no research to date has explored how cascading has been oper... Read More about The Circular Economy and Cascading: Towards a Framework.