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A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains

Repair, Remake, Redesign, Rethink

Get a comprehensive guide to the circular economy, featuring real life examples and case studies.
EAN: 9780749476755
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 235x155
432 pages

About the book

WINNER: Les Plumes des Achats 2018 - Committee Special Prize

A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains
is an easily digestible and comprehensive handbook that provides a clear guide to the circular economy, helping the reader create future-fit, sustainable strategies. Real examples across a range of market sectors help businesses, students and policymakers understand the theory and fast-developing practice of the circular economy. To help the reader generate ideas, A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains provides a holistic framework for the design and supply chain and supporting business models, and includes tools the reader can use to get started.

Whilst growing global consumption presents fantastic business opportunities, our current linear systems (take some materials, make a product, use it and then throw it away) are not fit for purpose. The circular economy unlocks this problem by decoupling resources from consumption. Engaged businesses are re-thinking product design, material choices, business models and supply chains. A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains is a must-read for anyone who wants to apply the circular economy today. Online resources now available: PowerPoint slides of figures and tables from every chapter created by the author.

About the authors

Catherine Weetman

Catherine Weetman helps businesses develop 'future proofed', resilient strategies, assessing sustainability risks and value opportunities, majoring on the circular economy. She is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Huddersfield, UK, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation, UK and Vice-Chair of its Environment and Sustainability Forum. Catherine Weetman's background includes industrial engineering in manufacturing and retail distribution, logistics solution design, project management, business intelligence, logistics product development and supply chain consulting. Her career covers food, fashion and logistics, including Tesco Distribution, Kellogg Company and DHL Supply Chain. She has specialist knowledge of sustainable business models, supply chain design and risk, inventory management and demand forecasting. Catherine Weetman founded Re-think Solutions to 'make sense of sustainability' for businesses, exploring business risks and value opportunities. She helps organisations to evaluate emerging, sustainable business models, such as the circular economy, product-service systems, and the sharing economy, and then to redesign business strategy and the supply chain. Catherine has an MSc in Logistics and Distribution from Cranfield University. She has won a number of awards including the Director's Prize for Outstanding Achievement at Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Transportation, and the British Clothing Industries Association Business Fellowship Award.

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A confident, comprehensive text allowing access to all the major strands contributing to business opportunities in a circular economy. It is brimming with facts, case studies and references for further study. A very timely publication indeed!

Ken Webster, Head of Innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation