The Circular Economy: An Exploratory Case Study from the Paper and Retail Industries

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 and Comfort, Daphne (2021) The Circular Economy: An Exploratory Case Study from the Paper and Retail Industries. Athens Journal of Business and Economics, 7 (4). pp. 379-394. doi:10.30958/ajbe.7-4-5

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Recent decades have witnessed increasing interest in the concept of the circular economy within both the business world and political circles. The circular economy spans the entire life cycle of products from product design through production, marketing, and consumption, to waste management, recycling, and re-use, and enthusiasm for putting the concept into practice has been identified across different sectors of the economy. This exploratory case study reviews how some of the leading companies in the paper and retail industries, have publicly addressed the circular economy. The case study outlines the nature of the circular economy, provides a cameo literature review of published work on the circular economy, describes the approach adopted for the case study, reports the findings of the review of how the leading companies in the paper and retail industries have addressed the circular economy, and discusses some wider issues.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: circular economy; case study; paper industry; retail industry; greenwash; economic growth
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2020 11:36
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2023 08:41

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