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The Routledge Handbook of Waste, Resources and the Circular Economy

Edited by: Terry Tudor , Cleber JC. Dutra

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367364649
eBook ISBN: 9780429346347
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The Handbook introduces, contextualises, critiques, and discusses a range of perspectives associated with the concept of the circular economy. These perspectives span an array of subjects including economics, environmental policymaking, sociology, environmental science, environmental and industrial engineering, management, international development, and human geography.

A fundamental underpinning of the Handbook is that it takes account of a wide range of sectors, as well as geographical perspectives that incorporate both a Global North and Global South world context. This approach is crucial because it is only within such a holistic perspective that the circular economy concept can truly be examined. In addition, these issues are examined both from a theoretical as well as a practical perspective, using real-world case studies for illustration.

Given its wide subject, sectoral, and geographical areas of focus, the Handbook should be of value not only for those undertaking research in the field of circular economy, but also stakeholders involved in policymaking, as well as decision-making on the front line.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Natural resources. Consumption, pollution, and health risks Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Consumption and materialism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Embedding more circular approaches to the management of resources Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Environmental justice, waste management, and the circular economy Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Resource consumption and the associated health risks Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Sustainable Development Goals as drivers for change Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Triggers for industrial symbiosis Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Bought today, gone tomorrow? From linear to circular consumption  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Africa – juxtaposition between rapid urbanisation, industrialisation, and the need to preserve traditional circular systems Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Conceptualising circular start-ups Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Ecodesign and circular design of products Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Approaches to monitoring and evaluation of resource recovery from waste towards a circular economy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Complexity and the circular economy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Circular economy meso-level planning Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The role of policy in creating a more circular economy Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Legal considerations for a circular economy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Economic and trade considerations of circular economy approaches Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Managing waste at the national and local levels Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Making sustainable markets and the forming of a circular economy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Becoming eco-literate through experiential encounters with food Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Implementing low-carbon strategies – analysis of barriers Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Overcoming financial, social, and environmental challenges faced by cooperatives Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The informal recycling sector – environmental criminals or the future of the circular economy? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Refugee camps and circular economy in Palestinian West Bank Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Exploring household dynamics for recycling in the United Kingdom Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Circular start-ups Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Enablers and barriers for industrial symbiosis Download PDF
Chapter  29:  A proposed approach for a solid waste collection system in an African rural town Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Circular economy opportunities in Africa – emerging sectors and missing narratives Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Modular smartphones and circular design strategies Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The use of by-products in new materials Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Using circular supply chains to create community biogas Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Circular economy initiatives in India Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Product-service system business models and circular economy Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Circular business models in selected geographical contexts Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Implementing low-carbon strategies in small and medium-sized enterprises Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Circular economy principles in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Circular supply chain Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Conclusions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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