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1st Edition

Sustainable Products in the Circular Economy
Impact on Business and Society

ISBN 9781032017013
Published April 25, 2022 by Routledge
294 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Bartłomiej Kabaja

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

Magdalena Muradin

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

Marek Ćwiklicki


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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.