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Circular Economy and Sustainability. Volume 2: Environmental Engineering

  • ID: 5308557
  • Book
  • September 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Sustainability and the Circular Economy: Volume Two, Environmental Policy and Management covers the significant scientific gap between circular economy principles and environmental practice. The book covers multiple aspects, presenting relative strategies and policies at the macro-level. Providing a better understanding of the relevant social and cultural structures and the need for cross-disciplinary knowledge and diverse skills, this book includes theoretical justification, research studies and full-scale case studies to provide researchers, practitioners and policymakers in sustainability, environmental engineering, and environmental management with a clear guide for implementation and future objectives.

The circular economy is based on strategies, policies and technologies for reusing, recycling and recovering water, resources and nutrients to create a more sustainable environment. The increasing complexity of sustainability challenges means that traditional business models and social fields must work together as they cannot solely solve new challenges and make progress in sustainability issues.

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1. Circular Economy for the Sustainability of the Wood-based Industry: The Case of Caraga Region, Philippines
2. Future Development of Circular Economy and Sustainability: From Current Challenges to Holistic Solutions
3. Steering the Circular Economy: a new role for Adam Smith's invisible hand
4. Company perspectives on sustainable CE development in the South Karelia and Kymenlaakso regions and in the publishing sector in Finland
5. How to advance sustainable and circular economy oriented public procurement? - a review of the operational environment and a case study from the Kymenlaakso region in Finland
6. Analyzing how the ambition to create Circular Economy conflicts with the rules of instituted linear markets
7. (Awareness-based) Social lab on Circular Economy in Switzerland: Exploring Serendipity
8. Systematic Approaches for Animal Manure Treatment and Recycling
9. Reverse Logistics: Academic Trends in Brazil and Worldwide
10. From Linear Economy Legacies to Circular Economy Resources: Maximising the Multi-Faceted Values of Legacy Wastes
11. A conceptual and empirical study into emerging dominant patterns enabling the transition from the "take-off" phase towards the 'acceleration' phase
12. How to approach food consumption to bring Circular Economy back to Design
13. How Circular Design at Signify brings economic, environmental and social value
14. Designing futures system for textile material flows
15. Wastewater reuse for agricultural irrigation in Greece: Review of guidelines under the prism of the latest European Union's policy developments
16. Circular economy and financial performances of European SMEs
17. Circular Economy from the energy recovery point of view
18. Community Approaches and Government Actions: Circularity in Armenia and Portugal
19. Circular Economy and project life cycle: a holistic view
20. Improving circular building under uncertainty and complexity: An overview of recent trends in the Netherlands
21. The potential for a circular economy in the non-road mobile machinery industry
the case of Linde Material Handling GmbH
22. The circular economy service spectrum
resource productivity through services for materials, components and products
23. The economic dimension of sustainability: New perspectives from resource-intensive industries
24. Quantifying Materials Circularity: A Built Environment Application
25. The contemporary research on circular economy in the industry
26. Complementing the Circular Economy with Life Cycle Assessment: Deeper Understanding of the Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability
27. Optimisation of resource efficiency and material use in surface mining projects based on a circular economy model
28. Circular economy and innovation during the copper extraction industry
29. Risks associated to the circular economy: Treated sewage reuse in the agriculture
30. A Systems Thinking Perspective for the Circular Economy
31. Conceptualizing the circular bioeconomy
32. Investigation the sustainable waste transportation in urban and rural municipalities
key environmental parameters of the collection vehicles use
33. Circular Economy Business Models: Insights from Industrial Symbiosis literature
34. The Environmental and Biological Engineering of Algae Cellulose, Bacterial Cellulose, and Mycelium Leather for a Circular and Sustainable Fashion Industry
35. An overview of smart city initiatives impact on achieving circular economy objectives
36. New age zero-waste sustainable design practices in the apparel industry: Innovative approaches, technological interventions, prospects, and challenges
37. The role of ecodesign in a circular economy
38. Circular economy and urbanism: a sustainable approach to the growth of cities
39. Circular economy in made in Bangladesh apparels
40. Attitudes and awareness of people regarding circular economy
41. Circular Economy Aspects in Sustainability Reports: A Critical Overview of Greek Market
42. Circular Economy: A review from engineering and management perspective
43. A framework to assess circularity of eco-labels
44. A methodology to assess circular business model
45. Complexity and Content: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Circular Economy Massive Open Online Courses
46. Introduction to industrial ecology
47. Circular economy in the building sector: towards a holistic framework for adopting circular economy business models
48. Creative approaches in engaging the community towards sustainable waste management and wetland conservation
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Alexandros Stefanakis Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany; Ecosafe SA Environmental Applications, Athens, Greece.

Dr Stefanakis is an Environmental Engineer, with Diploma and Doctoral degrees from the Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He also holds a MSc degree in the field of "Hydraulic Engineering” from the Department of Civil Engineering of the same university. His Diploma His M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses focused on the ecological treatment of wastewater and sludge using natural systems, mainly on Constructed Wetlands. He has published 13 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, several papers in international and national conference proceedings, technical reports, lecture notes and book chapters. His work includes numerous experiments with Constructed Wetland systems of different types and applications. He has participated in many national and EU research projects in Greece, Portugal and Germany. He has taught at the undergraduate level on the topic of environmental protection, delivered seminars in postgraduate studies programs and has been involved in international conference organizing. He has also supervised and trained various undergraduate students. He has been awarded twice during his career for his research work. Finally, Dr Stefanakis is also a practicing environmental engineer in Greece, dealing with the design of Constructed Wetlands facilities.
Ioannis Nikolaou Assistant Professor, Corporate Environmental Management and Performance, Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

Dr. Ioannis E. Nikolaou is assistant professor of Corporate Environmental Management and Performance in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace. He received his MSc degree in Environmental Policy and Management in 2000 from the University of the Aegean. In 2006 he obtained his PhD degree in corporate sustainability accounting as a tool to measure corporate sustainability performance in the Department of Environmental Studies at University of the Aegean. His current work focuses on linking knowledge-based views of firms with corporate environmental management and engineering as well as to develop essential system dynamic models to explain strategic alliances of firms to face contemporary environmental challenges. In particular, his research interests include green intellectual capital, green supply chain management, eco-clusters, corporate social responsibility, and corporate sustainability.
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