The circular economy: New or Refurbished as CE 3.0? – Exploring Controversies in the Conceptualisation of the Circular Economy through a Focus on History and Resource Retention Options

Abstract

The concept of the ‘circular economy’ (CE) is receiving growing attention on various levels, among them policy making, advocacy and consultancy, and science. Critical voices have questioned the potential ascribed to CE.... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Denise Reike (Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University)
  2. Walter J.V. Vermeulen (ISDRS & Utrecht University)
  3. Sjors Witjes (Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University)

Topic Area

5e Circular economy, industrial ecology (resouce management and sustainable regional econo

Session

5E-2 » 5e Circular economy, industrial ecology (resource management and sustainable regional economic development) (14:00 - Wednesday, 14th June, SD 206)