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Responsibility fixes: patching up circular economy supply chains

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Article

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Ahmad, Saffy Rose 

Abstract

Recycled plastics supply chains are being collaboratively constructed amid calls for greater responsibility of the corporates driving today’s plastic waste crisis. The resulting ‘responsibility fix’ bolts new arrangements onto linear production processes, offering a mechanism to push linear processes towards circularity, while starting to patch up some of the social and economic injustices associated with waste picking work within contemporary capitalist production and consumption. This research draws upon semi-structured interviews to trace international collaborations in the recycled plastics supply chain to identify how new, low-disruption, circular business models are being built.

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Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

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1752-1378
1752-1386

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Publisher

Cambridge Political Economy Society
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Philanthropic grant from Unilever.