Developing the circular economy in China: Challenges and opportunities for achieving 'leapfrog development'

  title={Developing the circular economy in China: Challenges and opportunities for achieving 'leapfrog development'},
  author={Yong Geng and Brent Doberstein},
  journal={International Journal of Sustainable Development \& World Ecology},
  pages={231 - 239}
  • Y. GengB. Doberstein
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Business
  • International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology
China is pioneering a new sustainable development model which has the ability to overcome current environmental and resource management problems, while achieving improvements in resource productivity and eco-efficiency. This model, formally accepted in 2002 and termed the 'circular economy', is understood to mean the realisation of a closed loop of material flows in the Chinese economic system. Successful implementation of this model is seen as one way in which China can 'leapfrog' past… 

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