Special Issue "Environmental Management Approaches and Tools to Boost Circular Economy"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sustainability and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tiberio Daddi
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Guest Editor
Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Institute of Management. Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33, 56127 Pisa, Italy.
Interests: proactive environmental strategies; environmental regulation and competitiveness; sustainable supply chain management; eco-innovation and green markets; climate adaptation and mitigation; sustainable consumption and production; circular economy; integrated pollution prevention and best available techniques; environmental footprint, performance, and LCA; industrial ecology and industrial symbiosis; industrial clusters and eco-industrial parks; green public procurement
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Dr. Luca Marrucci
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Guest Editor
Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Institute of Management. Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33, 56127 Pisa, Italy.
Interests: proactive environmental strategies; environmental regulation and competitiveness; sustainable supply chain management; eco-innovation and green markets; climate adaptation and mitigation; sustainable consumption and production; circular economy; integrated pollution prevention and best available techniques; environmental footprint, performance, and LCA; industrial ecology and industrial symbiosis; industrial clusters and eco-industrial parks; green public procurement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The European Commission has just released the “Circular Economy Action Plan—The European Green Deal” focusing on the need to accelerate the transition towards a regenerative growth model that gives back to the planet more than it takes, to advance towards keeping resource consumption within planetary boundaries, and therefore to strive to reduce the EU’s consumption footprint and double the circular material use rate in the coming decade. Through this Special Issue, we aim at collecting studies, both qualitative and quantitative, as well as best practices and experience descriptions which focus on the circular economy, considering all its aspects.We aim at providing a 360-degrees perspective of the circular economy considering its nano (product), micro (organizations, consumers), meso (industrial parks, etc.), and macro (cities, countries, etc.) level. In addition to these aspects, we aim also at matching studies connected with the communication and measurement of the circular economy. Lastly, the European Commission promotes several tools and instruments (EMAS, PEF, GPP, etc.) to boost the circular economy. Nevertheless, the linkages between these tools and the circular economy have rarely been investigated. For this reason, we aim at investigating the relationship between the circular economy and its tools.  In the framework described above, this Special Issue invites authors to contribute in all the aspects of the circular economy in order to provide the most comprehensive overview of this important topic.

Dr. Tiberio Daddi
Dr. Luca Marrucci
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • circular economy
  • closed-loop economy
  • sharing economy
  • circular business model
  • SCP tools
  • environmental management system
  • EMAS
  • ISO14001
  • ecolabel
  • LCA
  • PEF
  • GPP
  • eco-design
  • waste management
  • greenwashing
  • green marketing
  • closed-loop supply chain
  • industrial symbiosis
  • industrial ecology
  • eco-industrial park
  • reputation
  • competitiveness
  • collaborative consumption
  • recyclability
  • reusability
  • upgradability
  • reparability
  • durability
  • circular city
  • urban symbiosis
  • eco-efficient services sustainable development goals
  • carbon footprint
  • water footprint
  • consumer behavior
  • management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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