Waste to Wealth

Author: Peter Lacy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137530707
Release Date: 2016-04-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Waste to Wealth proves that 'green' and 'growth' need not be binary alternatives. The book examines five new business models that provide circular growth from deploying sustainable resources to the sharing economy before setting out what business leaders need to do to implement the models successfully.

Waste to Wealth

Author: Peter Lacy
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1349580406
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Waste to Wealth proves that 'green' and 'growth' need not be binary alternatives. The book examines five new business models that provide circular growth from deploying sustainable resources to the sharing economy before setting out what business leaders need to do to implement the models successfully.

The Guide to the Circular Economy

Author: Dustin Benton
Publisher: Do Sustainability
ISBN: 9781910174371
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

The term ‘Circular Economy’ is becoming familiar to an increasing number of businesses. It expresses an aspiration to get more value from resources and waste less, especially as resources come under a variety of pressures – price-driven, political and environmental. Delivering the circular economy can bring direct costs savings to businesses, reduce risk and offer reputational advantages, and can therefore be a market differentiator -- but working out what counts as ‘circular’ activity for an individual business, as against the entire economy or individual products, is not straightforward. This guide to the circular economy gives examples of what this new business model looks like in practice, and showcases businesses opportunities around circular activity. It also: *explores the debate around circular economy metrics and indicators and helps you assess your current level of circularity, set priorities and measure success; * equips readers to make the links between their own company’s initiatives and those of others, making those activities count by influencing actors across the supply chain * Outlines the conditions that have enabled other companies to change the system in which they operate. Finally, this expert short work sets the Circular Economy in a political and business context, so you understand where it has come from and where it is going.

A New Dynamic Effective Business in a Circular Economy

Author: Amory Lovins
Publisher:
ISBN: 0992778417
Release Date: 2014-01
Genre: Economic development

Upward trending and volatile materials and energy prices, difficult credit conditions and the myriad opportunities of the digital revolution are combining to make a circular economy the key value driver for the coming decades. A New Dynamic makes the contemporary case for a profound shift from throughput to 'roundput', from ownership to access. The circular economy is enabled by disruptive information technology and the design of materials and products to flow in effective cycles and at high quality - 'made to be made again'. The size of the prize is in the billions of dollars of materials cost savings per year. A New Dynamic features some of the leading writers and practitioners in the field including Walter Stahel, Michael Braungart, Amory Lovins and Chris Tuppen. The volume contains contributions on understanding the model, business case studies, the performance economy, history and development and the entrepreneurial opportunities of these fluid times. This book is a mandated reader for the MBA in Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy at Bradford University School of Management.

Building Revolutions

Author: Dave Cheshire
Publisher: Riba Publishing
ISBN: 1859466451
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Building materials

The construction industry operates within a linear economy of make, use, dispose. Buildings are stripped out and torn down with astonishing regularity while new buildings are constructed from hard-won virgin materials. But raw materials are becoming scarce, and the demands for them are exploiting fragile ecosystems, even as the global demand for resources continues to rise. Policy makers and organisations are beginning to look for a more regenerative, circular economy model. The construction industry demands over half the world s extracted materials and generates around a third of the total waste generated in the EU, making it a prime candidate for applying the circular economy. Yet there has been little focus on how construction industry professionals and their clients can contribute towards the movement. Drawing on illustrative methods and examples, Building Revolutions explains how the principles of a circular economy can be applied to the built environment where resources are kept in use and their value retained. The book describes how buildings and materials can be reused or salvaged to extend their life and proposes ways new business models can be applied to reduce capital and lifecycle costs, providing a positive architectural legacy for future generations. "

Designing for the Circular Economy

Author: Martin Charter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351623902
Release Date: 2018-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics

The circular economy describes a world in which reuse through repair, reconditioning and refurbishment is the prevailing social and economic model. The business opportunities are huge but developing product and service offerings and achieving competitive advantage means rethinking your business model from early creativity and design processes, through marketing and communication to pricing and supply. Designing for the Circular Economy highlights and explores ‘state of the art’ research and industrial practice, highlighting CE as a source of: new business opportunities; radical business change; disruptive innovation; social change; and new consumer attitudes. The thirty-four chapters provide a comprehensive overview of issues related to product circularity from policy through to design and development. Chapters are designed to be easy to digest and include numerous examples. An important feature of the book is the case studies section that covers a diverse range of topics related to CE, business models and design and development in sectors ranging from construction to retail, clothing, technology and manufacturing. Designing for the Circular Economy will inform and educate any companies seeking to move their business models towards these emerging models of sustainability; organizations already working in the circular economy can benchmark their current activities and draw inspiration from new applications and an understanding of the changing social and political context. This book will appeal to both academia and business with an interest in CE issues related to products, innovation and new business models.

Circular Business Models

Author: Mats Larsson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319717913
Release Date: 2018-02-05
Genre: Business & Economics

This book explores the need to develop business strategies, organise and fund transformation projects and manage the transformation programme in order to further a circular economy. Circular Business Models outlines sustainable business models that can be used by companies to move transformation forward on a large scale. In addition to business models the book will cover and discuss a number of other factors necessary for a successful transformation, such as business and innovation strategy, entrepreneurship and change management. Including original interviews with circular economy practitioners, this book will be applicable to industries as diverse as manufacturing, food processing, transportation and mechanical engineering. Addressing the different challenges that meet circular economy visionaries, it outlines strategies and business models needed to gain momentum in these different sectors.

Waste Is Information

Author: Dietmar Offenhuber
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262036733
Release Date: 2017-09-29
Genre: Political Science

Waste is material information. Landfills are detailed records of everyday consumption and behavior; much of what we know about the distant past we know from discarded objects unearthed by archaeologists and interpreted by historians. And yet the systems and infrastructures that process our waste often remain opaque. In this book, Dietmar Offenhuber examines waste from the perspective of information, considering emerging practices and technologies for making waste systems legible and how the resulting datasets and visualizations shape infrastructure governance. He does so by looking at three waste tracking and participatory sensing projects in Seattle, São Paulo, and Boston. Offenhuber expands the notion of urban legibility -- the idea that the city can be read like a text -- to introduce the concept of infrastructure legibility. He argues that infrastructure governance is enacted through representations of the infrastructural system, and that these representations stem from the different stakeholders' interests, which drive their efforts to make the system legible. The Trash Track project in Seattle used sensor technology to map discarded items through the waste and recycling systems; the Forager project looked at the informal organization processes of waste pickers working for Brazilian recycling cooperatives; and mobile systems designed by the city of Boston allowed residents to report such infrastructure failures as potholes and garbage spills. Through these case studies, Offenhuber outlines an emerging paradigm of infrastructure governance based on acomplex negotiation among users, technology, and the city.

A New Dynamic 2 Effective Systems in a Circular Economy

Author: Ellen Franconi
Publisher: Ellen MacArthur Foundation Publishing
ISBN: 0992778441
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre:

The second book of the series A New Dynamic reflects on the necessity to develop a whole-system approach to re-think our economy. This edition brings together thought leaders who can see beyond the boundaries of their respective areas of expertise, and establish the necessary connections to re-think our current development path. This portfolio of 11 articles, spanning a variety of fields including architecture, agriculture, design, business and engineering, provides both analytical and action-orientated insights that point towards a new regenerative framework for economic prosperity. A must-read for anyone eager to grasp the issues of the circular economy, with a view to ultimately contributing to this transition. Foreword by Joel de Rosnay, Ph.D -Special Advisor to the President of Universcience, CEO of Biotics International. Author of The Macroscope."

Sustainability Delivered

Author: Madeleine Pullman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1606493183
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

If you are a supply chain manager, an executive, an entrepreneur, or a stakeholder in a sustainable business, this book will help you develop the awareness and skills needed to support sustainable supply chain management in your firm. The authors introduce the many ways that social and environmental responsibility can be integrated into supply chain management, from sustainable product and process design to programs and techniques that support product end-of-life management. The book begins with a discussion of sustainability and business strategy. It then explores product and process design, sustainable purchasing and logistics, and product end-of-life management topics. The authors include real-world examples and cases from some of the world's leading companies in sustainable supply chain management. The examples range from small local companies to large multinational players to give a broad range of ideas to the reader. With case examples, workshops, and step-by-step instructions on how to create a sustainable supply chain, Sustainability Delivered is the most practical and usable book on the market that will help you and other business leaders to authentically pursue and deliver on sustainability ideals.

A Good Disruption

Author: Martin Stuchtey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472939784
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Business & Economics

A Good Disruption describes how disruptive technology can be used to combat the economic challenges of our age - faltering growth, rising inequality and environmental depletion - and sets out an inspirational vision of a more effective and sustainable growth model.

The Re Use Atlas

Author: Duncan Baker-Brown
Publisher: Riba Publishing
ISBN: 1859466443
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre:

This book is a highly illustrated "map," using photos, infographics and statistics, showing designers how they can successfully navigate the emerging field of resource management and the circular economy. Using the Brighton Waste House Project as a basis for this, the book will look at key moments and landmark decisions made during its design and construction, as well as the people and projects from around the world that inspired them.

Business Models in the Circular Economy

Author: Roberta De Angelis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319751276
Release Date: 2018-02-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This book focuses on the role of corporations in the transition towards an economy that works more in line with ecological limits. It is centred on business model innovation in the context of the circular economy, which is gaining consensus across business, policy and academic circles by proposing more resource efficient industrial processes. Interest in circular business models is growing within academic and practitioner literature yet the concept is not clearly understood, with potential negative consequences for theory building and practical implementation. Therefore, this book conceptualises circular business models and investigates their theoretical foundations in relation to the rationale for adopting them, drawing on circular economy, business model, strategic management and neo-institutional literature and secondary data.

Unmaking Waste in Production and Consumption

Author: Robert Crocker
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787146204
Release Date: 2018-09-13
Genre: Nature

This book provides scholars working in the many disciplines that relate to the concept of the Circular Economy with a cross-disciplinary forum, looking at areas such as: Theory, Policy and Contexts; Improving Resource Efficiency and Reducing Waste; Changing Consumption and Behaviour by Design; and Transforming Technologies of Production.