One of the greatest challenges of sustainability is addressing the continuous production and consumption of natural resources that result in depletion, pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss. The circular economy (CE) concept is seen by many as a novel pathway to sustainability. The CE can be viewed as a concept, a framework and a process with its main goal being to provide an alternative for the traditional take-make-waste systems. What is significant when discussing CE is a focus on the opportunities such as the benefits of implementation, a positive environmental impact and the creation of new sustainable jobs. By contrast to CE ‘flat earth society’ or the cowboy economy, a ‘spaceman economy’ sees the Earth as a single spaceship, with limits for both what can be taken from it in terms of natural resources and what can be disposed of (pollution and garbage).
|Title of host publication||Circular Economy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Challenges and Opportunities for Ethical and Sustainable Business|
|Editors||Helen Kopnina, Kim Poldner|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Aug 2021|