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The Circular Economy in the European Union

An Interim Review

Editors: Eisenriegler, Sepp (Ed.)

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  • Provides in-depth information on the current transition from a linear to a circular economic model on EU-level
  • Argues for a resource efficient, sustainable circular economic system
  • Collects expert voices from EU administration and politics, NGOs, industry and academia
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About this book

The implementation of the circular economy will entail a major transformation from a resource-destroying, linear economy to a circular one that operates within the planet’s regenerative boundaries. This book presents an interim assessment of the implementation of a circular economy in the EU. It reveals what achievements have been made in various EU institutions, but which are scarcely perceived by the public; which basic scientific principles can be applied in this context; and what NGOs are demanding beyond this progress. It provides convincing arguments for abandoning the “hamster wheel” of material-based satisfaction of our needs, and shows that the primacy of the economy stands in the way of a good life for all. Given its focus, it will appeal to everyone interested in an ecologically sustainable economic system.


About the authors

Sepp Eisenriegler is the founder and managing director of Repair and Service Center R.U.S.Z in Vienna. He is a lobbyist for the durability, reparability and reusability of electrical appliances on the Austrian and EU level, including as Austrian delegate to the EU standardization M 543 “Material Efficiency Aspects for Ecodesign” in the CEN-CENELEC Joint Technical Committee 10. He is a renowned expert on circular economy, resource conservation, planned obsolescence and social entrepreneurship.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Schally, Hugo-Maria

  • History of the Circular Economy. The Historic Development of Circularity and the Circular Economy

    Pages 7-19

    Stahel, Walter R.

  • Economic Futures. The Circular Economy Surfs a Wave of Change. But Can It Be Part of Changing the Wave? What Is Implied by the Slogan ‘Regenerative by Design’?

    Pages 21-29

    Webster, Ken

  • Money Makes the World Go ′round?

    Pages 31-42

    Lohan, Cillian

  • The Processes Regarding the Circular Economy in the European Parliament and Related Issues, Discussions, Activities and Challenges—A Personal Approach

    Pages 43-54

    Pietikäinen, Sirpa

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eBook 50,28 €
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Hardcover 62,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Circular Economy in the European Union
Book Subtitle
An Interim Review
Editors
  • Sepp Eisenriegler
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50239-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50239-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50238-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 238
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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