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A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains

A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains

Repair, Remake, Redesign, Rethink

Catherine Weetman


Provides a comprehensive guide to the circular economy, featuring real life examples and case studies.

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About the book

A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains provides a clear explanation and comprehensive guide to the circular economy. The book provides real examples of how the circular economy works in a range of market sectors and at different stages of the supply chain. It features case studies of companies that are redesigning their supply chains in accordance with these principles, including: M&S Shwopping (clothes), InterfaceFLOR, Desso (carpets), British Sugar (energy from waste to grow tomatoes), Dutch AWearness (clothes), EcoTech Recycling (industrial rubber), and Method (household cleaning products).

A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains provides detailed coverage of important areas, including: moving from a supply chain to a supply cycle; key sustainability principles for supply chains; waste regulations; finding markets and suppliers; seasonality, storage, perishability, transport; steps to zero waste. It also covers key issues, such as waste across borders, selling your by-products, and waste as a feedstock.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 0: Introduction
  • Section - ONE: An overview of the circular economy
    • Chapter - 1: The circular economy – what is it?
    • Chapter - 2: The design and supply chain
    • Chapter - 3: Circular economy business models
    • Chapter - 4: Circular economy enablers and accelerators
  • Section - TWO: How are businesses adopting circular economy models?
    • Chapter - 5: Drivers for change
    • Chapter - 6: Sector scenarios: the food sector
    • Chapter - 7: Sector scenarios: the fashion and textiles sector
    • Chapter - 8: Sector scenarios: consumer electricals and electronics
    • Chapter - 9: Sector scenarios: industrial manufacturing
  • Section - THREE: What does this mean for supply chains?
    • Chapter - 10: Supply chain strategy and planning
    • Chapter - 11: Supply chains upstream – product design, sourcing and procurement
    • Chapter - 12: Supply chains midstream – the manufacturing process
    • Chapter - 13: Supply chains downstream - supplying your customers
  • Section - FOUR: Implementation
    • Chapter - 14: Making the business case and starting the journey

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749476755
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd December 2016
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 432 pages

About the Author

Catherine Weetman is a highly experienced consultant with 25 years in the logistics industry. She has lead the logistics and planning distribution at Kellogg's, DHL, Tesco and Excel and is a visiting lecturer at Huddersfield University. She also advises the Scottish Government on their policies and legislation in this area.

Catherine Weetman