Circular Economy

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This chapter explores the circular economy and its implications for supply chain management. The chapter begins with a brief introduction to the circular economy, focusing on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s butterfly diagram as a visual representation of the circular economy. The linear economy is contrasted with the circular economy, which represents a systemic shift that delivers business, economic, environmental and societal benefits. The chapter reflects on the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing a circular economy, emphasising the need for systemic thinking, which is often lacking in current approaches to implementation by businesses. Finally, the chapter concludes by highlighting the need for a transition to a circular economy, which will require changes to our economic models, social norms, behaviours and regulatory frameworks. While challenging, this transition is critical to achieving truly sustainable development.
TitelThe Supply Chain : A System in Crisis
RedaktørerStefan Gold, Andreas Wieland
Antal sider18
ForlagEdward Elgar Publishing
ISBN (Trykt)9781803924915
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781803924922
StatusUdgivet - 2024


  • Circular economy
  • Supply chain management
  • Butterfly diagram
  • Biological cycle
  • Technological cycle
  • Sustainable development