The Circular Economy – A new sustainability paradigm?
Geissdoerfer, M.; Savaget, P.; Bocken, N.M.P.; Hultink, E.J.
While the terms Circular Economy and sustainability are increasingly gaining traction with academia, industry, and policymakers, the similarities and differences between both concepts remain ambiguous. The relationship between the concepts is not made explicit in literature, which is blurring their conceptual contours and constrains the efficacy of using the approaches in research and practice. This research addresses this gap and aims to provide conceptual clarity by distinguishing the terms and synthesising the different types of relationships between them. We conducted an extensive literature review, employing bibliometric analysis and snowballing techniques to investigate the state of the art in the field and synthesise the similarities, differences and relationships between both terms. We identified eight different relationship types in the literature and illustrated the most evident similarities and differences between both concepts.
Geissdoerfer, M., Savaget, P., Bocken, N., & Hultink, E. (2017). The Circular Economy – A new sustainability paradigm?. Journal of Cleaner Production, 143, 757-768. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.12.048
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Dec 11, 2016|
|Online Publication Date||Dec 21, 2016|
|Publication Date||Feb 1, 2017|
|Deposit Date||Sep 15, 2019|
|Publicly Available Date||Sep 18, 2019|
|Journal||Journal of Cleaner Production|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Related Public URLs||https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/261957|
Accepted Journal Article
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© 2017 This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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