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Circular PSS Strategies: An Exploration of the Integration of Territorial Resources (2019)
Journal Article
Delgadillo Jaime, E. E., Reyes Carrillo, T., & Baumgartner, R. (2019). Circular PSS Strategies: An Exploration of the Integration of Territorial Resources. Proceedings of the Design Society, 1(1), 3191-3200. https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.326

Product service systems (PSS) are frequently cited as key strategies in the transition towards the circular economy (CE). The main aim of the CE is sustainable development (SD), hence, this paper intends to highlight the importance of considering the... Read More about Circular PSS Strategies: An Exploration of the Integration of Territorial Resources.

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, Article 100038. 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.

How circular is your tyre: Experiences with extended producer responsibility from a circular economy perspective (2020)
Journal Article
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, Article 122042. 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.

A Critical Review of Academic Approaches, Methods and Tools to Assess Circular Economy at the Micro Level (2020)
Journal Article
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), Article 4973. 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.

Circular economy practices and strategies in public sector organizations: An integrative review (2020)
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Klein, N., Ramos, T. B., & Deutz, P. (2020). Circular economy practices and strategies in public sector organizations: An integrative review. Sustainability, 12(10), Article 4181. 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.

Knitting Circular Ties: Empowering Networks for the Social Enterprise-led Local Development of an Integrative Circular Economy (2023)
Journal Article
Pusz, M., Jonas, A. E., & Deutz, P. (in press). Knitting Circular Ties: Empowering Networks for the Social Enterprise-led Local Development of an Integrative Circular Economy. Circular Economy and Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1007/s43615-023-00271-4

Circular economy (CE) discourse primarily focuses on business-as-usual and resource-related economic processes whilst overlooking relational-spatial aspects, especially networking for local development. There are, however, many mission-driven social... Read More about Knitting Circular Ties: Empowering Networks for the Social Enterprise-led Local Development of an Integrative Circular Economy.

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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.