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CiRcular Economy: SusTainability Implications and guidING progress

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Gethin Owen

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Circular economy practices and strategies in public sector organizations: An integrative review (2020)
Journal Article
Klein, N., Ramos, T. B., & Deutz, P. (2020). Circular economy practices and strategies in public sector organizations: An integrative review. Sustainability, 12(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/su12104181

The concept of the Circular Economy (CE) is an increasingly attractive approach to tackling current sustainability challenges and facilitating a shift away from the linear “take-make-use-dispose” model of production and consumption. The public sector... Read More about Circular economy practices and strategies in public sector organizations: An integrative review.

The Circular Economy and Cascading: Towards a Framework (2020)
Journal Article
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.

Negotiating Stakeholder Relationships in a Regional Circular Economy: Discourse Analysis of Multi-scalar Policies and Company Statements from the North of England (2022)
Journal Article
Newsholme, A., Deutz, P., Affolderbach, J., & Baumgartner, R. J. (in press). 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.

Digitally enabled diverse economies: exploring socially inclusive access to the circular economy in the city (2020)
Journal Article
Lekan, M., & Rogers, H. A. (in press). Digitally enabled diverse economies: exploring socially inclusive access to the circular economy in the city. Urban Geography, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2020.1796097

Technology is increasingly reshaping social relations and transforming associated urban spatial configurations. Advancements such as digital social platforms and mobile apps have helped to connect social actors, empower citizens, and enable diverse c... Read More about Digitally enabled diverse economies: exploring socially inclusive access to the circular economy in the city.

Factors and strategies for circularity implementation in the public sector: An organisational change management approach for sustainability (2021)
Journal Article
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.