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Implications for Sustainability of the Joint Application of Bioeconomy and Circular Economy: A Worldwide Trend Study

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Department of Economics and Business, University of Almeria, 04120 Almeria, Spain
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Department of Education, University of Almeria, 04120 Almeria, Spain
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Research Centre CIAIMBITAL, University of Almeria, 04120 Almeria, Spain
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Academic Editor: Antonio Boggia
Sustainability 2021, 13(13), 7182; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137182
Received: 24 May 2021 / Revised: 21 June 2021 / Accepted: 23 June 2021 / Published: 26 June 2021
The joint application of bioeconomy (BE) and circular economy (CE) promotes the sustainable use of natural resources, since by applying a systemic approach, it improves the efficiency of these resources and reduces the impact on the environment. Both strategies, which belong to the area of green economy, provide a global and integrated approach towards environmental sustainability, as regards the extraction of biological materials, the protection of biodiversity and even the primary function of food production in agriculture. The objective was to analyze the implications for sustainability of BE and CE joint application. A systematic and bibliometric review has been applied to a sample of 1961 articles, selected from the period 2004–May 2021. A quantitative and qualitative advance is observed in this field of study. The expansion of scientific production is due to its multidisciplinary nature, since it implies technical, environmental and economic knowledge. The main contribution of this study is to understand the state of research on the implications for sustainability that BE and CE have when combined, in relation to their evolution, the scientific collaboration between the main driving agents, and the identification of the main lines of research developed. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioeconomy; circular economy; sustainability; systematic; bibliometric bioeconomy; circular economy; sustainability; systematic; bibliometric
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Abad-Segura, E.; Batlles-delaFuente, A.; González-Zamar, M.-D.; Belmonte-Ureña, L.J. Implications for Sustainability of the Joint Application of Bioeconomy and Circular Economy: A Worldwide Trend Study. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7182. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137182

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Abad-Segura E, Batlles-delaFuente A, González-Zamar M-D, Belmonte-Ureña LJ. Implications for Sustainability of the Joint Application of Bioeconomy and Circular Economy: A Worldwide Trend Study. Sustainability. 2021; 13(13):7182. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137182

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Abad-Segura, Emilio, Ana Batlles-delaFuente, Mariana-Daniela González-Zamar, and Luis J. Belmonte-Ureña. 2021. "Implications for Sustainability of the Joint Application of Bioeconomy and Circular Economy: A Worldwide Trend Study" Sustainability 13, no. 13: 7182. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137182

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