Circular Economy indicators for India: a scientific macro assessment of 5 circular economic measures, and their comparative performance to global industrial hubs

Simran Talwar

Macquarie University

Simran is a doctoral candidate at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), and her research interests lie in the Circular Economy (CE), with a focus on fast industrialising nations/economies. She has also recently submitted her Master of Research thesis entitled "A macro investigation into the evidence for circular economy initiatives in India: National policy, key indicators and future implications", at Macquarie University Sydney. Simran's doctoral research is dedicated to exploring progress of CE initiatives in Indian industry; specifically, cases of industrial symbiosis, 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in India's manufacturing sector, and accomplishments in electronic-waste recovery and management. She is also developing a line of inquiry into the role of renewables in contributing to India's energy security, and as a strategic means of decoupling the impact of intensive industrialization from dependence on virgin energy sources. Through comparative analyses of global CE progress, Simran's research aims to develop a framework for CE implementation distinct to fast industrialising nations, acknowledging their need for rapid uptake of materials and energy in the midst of geopolitical limits to resources availability.Read more about her research at with Simran on


This is an exploratory macro assessment of India’s Circular Economy(CE) advancement. Using time series data, a quantitative framework for India’s materials use, industrial energy and emissions landscape is graphically... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Simran Talwar (Macquarie University)

Topic Areas

• Industrial ecology in developing countries , • Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Circular economy


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