The Circular Economy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128152676

The Circular Economy

1st Edition

Case Studies about the Transition from the Linear Economy

Authors: Mika Sillanpää Chaker Ncibi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128152676
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2019
Page Count: 375
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Table of Contents

1. Getting hold of the circular economy concept
2. Circular economy: Here and now
3. Accelerating the implementation of circular economy
4. Circular economy in action: reconciling profitability with sustainability
5. Sustainable wealth for all nations
6. Circular economy and sustainable development
7. Full "circular" ahead


The Circular Economy: Case Studies about the Transition from the Linear Economy surveys all major industry sectors and geographic regions as it explores actual examples of the circular economy in action. Unlike other books, which provide narrow perceptions of wide-ranging and highly interconnected paradigms such as supply chains, recycling, businesses models, and waste management, The Circular Economy provides a comprehensive overview of the circular economy from various perspectives. Its unique insights into the approaches, methods, and tools that enable people to make the transformation to a circular economy show how recent research, trends, and attitudes have moved beyond the "call to arms" approach to a level of maturity that requires sound scientific thinking, rigor, and implementation to deliver the societal benefits that the circular economy promises.

Key Features

  • Compiles evidence through case studies that illustrates how individuals, organizations, communities, and countries are transitioning to a circular economy
  • Provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical summary of the circular economy that describes what others are actually doing and planning
  • Highlights achievements from industry, agriculture, forestry, energy, water, and other sectors that show how circular principles are applicable, eco-friendly, and profitable, and thus sustainable


Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers working on theories and applications associated with economic sustainability


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About the Authors

Mika Sillanpää Author

Head of the Green Chemistry laboratory his research in water treatment is performed at an internationally competitive level. The laboratory, which has been linked nationally and internationally, has engaged in synergistic collaboration with over 80 research partners from the world’s leading laboratories in six continents. His interest is focused in applying cutting-edge, fundamental and applied research at the interface of environmental, chemical and physical sciences and engineering to develop low cost, beneficial and practical solutions to various water problems faced by our society worldwide.

Dr. Sillanpää’s research work centers on chemical treatment in environmental engineering and environmental monitoring and analysis. More specifically, he has worked extensively with adsorption, photocatalysis, electrochemical treatment and advanced oxidation processes as well as ion mobility spectrometry, chromatographic methods, electrochemical sensor development and real-time monitoring. His most recent research work has been devoted to studying the application of nanotechnologies in the above mentioned research fields.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Laboratory of Green Chemistry, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Chaker Ncibi Author

Dr. Chaker Ncibi received his PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2008 from the University of Sousse, Tunisia. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Universities of Montpellier (UM2, France), Antilles and Guyane (UAG, Guadeloupe), Braunschweig (TU-BS, Germany). Since 2013, he is a Senior researcher in the laboratory of Green Chemistry at the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT, Finland).

Affiliations and Expertise

Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland