This book explores how the circular economy influences product design in today’s business and society. Drawing on contributions from a wide range of expert thinkers, this volume assesses the existing approaches, strategies and tools which facilitate socially and environmentally responsible production and consumption systems. It then goes on to highlight the ways in which the circular economy conceptual framework could be implemented effectively at both micro (product policy) and macro (sustainable consumption) levels in order to alter the industrial landscape and increase its interconnectedness with materials and scarce resources. Highlighting the pros and cons of transitioning to this new model, the book also cautions that it will only be made possible via significant behavior change at both industry and consumer levels. Sustainable Products in the Circular Economy will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable manufacturing, sustainable consumption, corporate social responsibility and business ethics. It will also be relevant to industry professionals whose work dovetails with these areas.
Table of Contents
Preface: Sustainable Product in Circular Economy
Marek Ćwiklicki, Carlo Ingrao, Magdalena Wojnarowska
Chapter 1: Characteristics of Sustainable Products
Magdalena Wojnarowska, Mariusz Sołtysik, Carlo Ingrao
Chapter 2: Challenges of Eco-design of Integrated Products
Agnieszka Cholewa-Wójcik, Agnieszka Kawecka
Chapter 3: Verification of Circular Economy solutions and sustainability of products with life cycle assessment
Tomasz Nitkiewicz, Giulio Mario Cappelletti
Chapter 4: Significance and Adjustment of Environmental Certification Schemes in the Circular Economy
Piotr Kafel, Paweł Nowicki
Chapter 5: Impact of Environmental Labelling Upon Popularisation of the Circular Economy
Chapter 6: Interrelationship between Sustainable Manufacturing and Circular Economy in the building sector
Agnieszka Nowaczek, Joanna Kulczycka
Chapter 7: Enablers and barriers in the transition to Circular Business Models: Investigating the critical success factors for the tipping and break-even point
Marek Ćwiklicki, Linda O’Riordan
Chapter 8: Costs and benefits of transition towards a Circular Business Model
Urszula Balon, Anna Prusak, Marek Jabłoński
Chapter 9: Utilisation of Digitalisation in Sustainable Manufacturing and the Circular Economy
Riccardo Beltramo, Enrica Vesce, Stefano Duglio
Chapter 10: Assessing Sustainability across Circular Inter-firm Networks: Insights from Academia and Practice
Anna M. Walker, Katelin Opferkuch, Erik Roos Lindgreen, Alberto Simboli, Walter J.V. Vermeulen, Andrea Raggi
Chapter 11: Deliberation as a tool in cooperation with stakeholders in companies deploying the Circular Economy based on the example of Unimetal Recycling Sp. z o.o.
Olga Janikowska, Joanna Kulczycka, Agnieszka Nowaczek
Chapter 12: Circular models for sustainable supply chain management
Chapter 13: Determinants of Consumer Behaviour – Towards Sustainable Consumption
Kamila Pilch, Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz
Chapter 14: Characteristics of Sustainable Consumption from an economic perspective
Jakub Głowacki, Piotr Kopyciński, Mateusz Malinowski, Łukasz Mamica
Chapter 15: The Role of Universities in Development of the Circular Economy
Barbara Campisi, Patrizia De Luca, Janina Filek, Gianluigi Gallenti, Magdalena Wojnarowska
Chapter 16: Resilience of the Circular Economy
Magdalena Wojnarowska is an Assistant professor at the Department of Technology and Ecology of Products at the University of Economics in Krakow, Poland.
Marek Cwiklicki is a Professor of Business Studies and Public Management and Head of Chair for Management of Public Organisations at the Cracow University of Economics, Poland.
Carlo Ingrao is a Researcher at the Department of Engineering of University of Messina, Italy.