1st Edition

Sustainable Products in the Circular Economy Impact on Business and Society

    294 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    294 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    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



    Magdalena Wojnarowska is an Assistant professor at the Department of Technology and Ecology of Products at the University of Economics in Krakow, Poland.

    Marek Ćwiklicki 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.