The Circular Economy: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Concept and Application in a Global Context

@article{Murray2017TheCE,
  title={The Circular Economy: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Concept and Application in a Global Context},
  author={Alan V. Murray and Keith R. Skene and Kathryn. Haynes},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  year={2017},
  volume={140},
  pages={369-380}
}
There have long been calls from industry for guidance in implementing strategies for sustainable development. The Circular Economy represents the most recent attempt to conceptualize the integration of economic activity and environmental wellbeing in a sustainable way. This set of ideas has been adopted by China as the basis of their economic development (included in both the 11th and the 12th ‘Five Year Plan’), escalating the concept in minds of western policymakers and NGOs. This paper traces… Expand
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