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Ultimate producer responsibility for e‐waste management–A proposal for just transition in the circular economy based on the case of used European electronic equipment exported to Nigeria (2022)
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Thapa, K., Vermeulen, W. J. V., Deutz, P., & Olayide, O. (2022). Ultimate producer responsibility for e‐waste management–A proposal for just transition in the circular economy based on the case of used European electronic equipment exported to Nigeria. Business Strategy and Development, https://doi.org/10.1002/bsd2.222

Used European electric and electronic equipment (UEEE) has multiple use cycles in various countries, including Nigeria. Although the EU-Nigeria e-waste trade is illegal under EU and Nigerian law, previous research shows that some imported equipment i... Read More about Ultimate producer responsibility for e‐waste management–A proposal for just transition in the circular economy based on the case of used European electronic equipment exported to Nigeria.

Transboundary movement of waste review: From binary towards a contextual framing (2022)
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Thapa, K., Vermeulen, W., Deutz, P., & Olayide, O. (2022). Transboundary movement of waste review: From binary towards a contextual framing. Waste management & research : The Journal for a Sustainable Circular Economy, https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X221105424

Multiple cases of toxic waste dumping from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries to non-OECD countries in the 1980s led to scholarly attention to transboundary waste movements. The Basel Convention was establishe... Read More about Transboundary movement of waste review: From binary towards a contextual framing.

Science with society: Challenges of early-stage researchers engaging with transdisciplinary research in sustainability science (2022)
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Thapa, K., Vermeulen, W. J., & Deutz, P. (2022). Science with society: Challenges of early-stage researchers engaging with transdisciplinary research in sustainability science. Sustainable Development, https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2328

The ongoing social and ecological crises create urgency in academia and elsewhere to devise actionable problem-solving knowledge to tackle sustainability challenges. Transdisciplinary research (TDR) represents a problem-solving methodology for sustai... Read More about Science with society: Challenges of early-stage researchers engaging with transdisciplinary research in sustainability science.

A survey of Circular Economy initiatives in Portuguese central public sector organisations: National outlook for implementation (2022)
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Klein, N., Deutz, P., & Ramos, T. B. (2022). A survey of Circular Economy initiatives in Portuguese central public sector organisations: National outlook for implementation. Journal of environmental management, 314, Article 114982. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.114982

The Circular Economy (CE) is generally understood as an opportunity to transform the current unsustainable linear economic system by redesigning the way organisations provide goods and services rethinking how society consumes and uses those resources... Read More about A survey of Circular Economy initiatives in Portuguese central public sector organisations: National outlook for implementation.

Understanding the bioeconomy: a new sustainability economy in British and European public discourse (2022)
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Sotiropoulou, I., & Deutz, P. (2022). Understanding the bioeconomy: a new sustainability economy in British and European public discourse. Bio-based and Applied Economics, 10(4), 283-304. https://doi.org/10.36253/bae-9534

Over the past decade, the term bioeconomy has emerged in both policy and academic discourse. Implying a technology-driven approach to wealth generation from organic materials, the term has taken hold with so far limited critical engagement. It is a c... Read More about Understanding the bioeconomy: a new sustainability economy in British and European public discourse.

Negotiating Stakeholder Relationships in a Regional Circular Economy: Discourse Analysis of Multi-scalar Policies and Company Statements from the North of England (2022)
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Newsholme, A., Deutz, P., Affolderbach, J., & Baumgartner, R. J. (2022). Negotiating Stakeholder Relationships in a Regional Circular Economy: Discourse Analysis of Multi-scalar Policies and Company Statements from the North of England. Circular Economy and Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1007/s43615-021-00143-9

Circular economy (CE) literature discusses the need for cooperation between different stakeholders to promote a CE; there is also an assumption regarding the benefits of loop closing on a local or regional scale. However, the potentially conflicting... Read More about Negotiating Stakeholder Relationships in a Regional Circular Economy: Discourse Analysis of Multi-scalar Policies and Company Statements from the North of England.

Factors and strategies for circularity implementation in the public sector: An organisational change management approach for sustainability (2021)
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Klein, N., Ramos, T. B., & Deutz, P. (2021). Factors and strategies for circularity implementation in the public sector: An organisational change management approach for sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.2215

The circular economy (CE) is seen as a model of production and consumption where resource use is reduced and extended in closed-loop life cycles. Organisations have been fundamental in contributing towards CE for which limited outcomes are known from... Read More about Factors and strategies for circularity implementation in the public sector: An organisational change management approach for sustainability.

Brownfield sites promote biodiversity at a landscape scale (2021)
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Macgregor, C. J., Bunting, M. J., Deutz, P., Bourn, N. A., Roy, D. B., & Mayes, W. M. (2022). Brownfield sites promote biodiversity at a landscape scale. The Science of the total environment, 804, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150162

Repurposing of brownfield sites is often promoted, because it is perceived that protecting the “green belt” limits damage to biodiversity; yet brownfield sites provide scarce habitats with limited disturbance, so conversely are also perceived to be e... Read More about Brownfield sites promote biodiversity at a landscape scale.

Circularity as Alterity? Untangling Circuits of Value in the Social Enterprise–Led Local Development of the Circular Economy (2021)
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Lekan, M., Jonas, A. E., & Deutz, P. (2021). Circularity as Alterity? Untangling Circuits of Value in the Social Enterprise–Led Local Development of the Circular Economy. Economic geography, 97(3), 257-283. https://doi.org/10.1080/00130095.2021.1931109

In recent years, the circular economy (CE) paradigm has emerged as a mainstream policy discourse having the potential to disrupt linear economic development pathways by extracting and retaining the maximum value from existing resources through their... Read More about Circularity as Alterity? Untangling Circuits of Value in the Social Enterprise–Led Local Development of the Circular Economy.

Advancing the Circular Economy in Public Sector Organisations: Employees’ Perspectives on Practices (2021)
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Klein, N., Ramos, T. B., & Deutz, P. (in press). Advancing the Circular Economy in Public Sector Organisations: Employees’ Perspectives on Practices. Circular Economy and Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1007/s43615-021-00044-x

Circular economy (CE) is a concept that is gaining attention as an approach to help accelerate the transition towards sustainability. Research has focused on the adoption of CE practices in the business sector while the adoption within public sector... Read More about Advancing the Circular Economy in Public Sector Organisations: Employees’ Perspectives on Practices.