Introducing a circular economy: new thinking with new managerial and policy implications
California Management Review
University of California
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Esposito, M., Tse, T., & Soufani, K. (2018). Introducing a circular economy: new thinking with new managerial and policy implications. California Management Review, 60 (3), 5-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/0008125618764691
© 2018, The Regents of the University of California 2018. Since the industrial revolution, we have been living in a linear economy. Our consumer and “single use” lifestyles have made the planet a “take, make, dispose” world. This refers to a unidirectional model of production: natural resources provide our factory inputs, which are then used to create mass-produced goods to be purchased and, typically, disposed after a single use. This linear economy model of mass production and mass consumption is testing the physical limits of the globe. It is, therefore, unsustainable and a shift toward a circular economy is becoming inevitable.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0008125618764691
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279369