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A Circular Economy Handbook: how to build a more resilient, competitive and sustainable business

Catherine Weetman

As we learn more about the climate and biodiversity crisis, it is clear that how we make and consume things is a major part of the problem. The extraction and processing of materials, fuels and food makes up about half of global greenhouse gas emissions and over 90 per cent of biodiversity loss and water stress. Many modern businesses deplete resources, destroy ecosystems and dump waste and pollution at every stage, harming human health along the way. Governments, businesses and think tanks see the circular economy as the way forward. Now in its second edition, this book is a guided tour through the concepts and practicalities. A unique framework systematically explores the range of circular interventions, including product and supply chain design, material choice and supporting business models.

How does it really work in business? What circular approaches are emerging in food, fashion, consumer technology and other sectors? how do these reduce risk, improve resilience and build profitable future-fir organizations? With over 300 examples form around the world, this book is a must-read for businesses, students and policymakers. This new edition is extensively updated to include the latest trends, thinking, research and solutions, with a chapter on packaging and 30 new company snapshots.

This book is available at the Library; Call. No.: RES 658.7 Wee 

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