The Circular Economy and Sustainability journal aims to bring a new approach of the key concepts of circular economy and sustainability, by combining the scientific disciplines of economy, management, engineering, technology, environment, and society. As circular economy is necessary today to promote the goals of sustainable development; these scientific areas are not independent to each other, but their relations, interactions and synergies exist and should be further developed and studied. Interdisciplinary approaches and multiple connections between these scientific areas are required not only to reach the sustainability goals but also to solve diverse environmental problems, expand technological limits and overcome potential economic disturbances. This approach is expressed with new policies (command and control, market-based instruments, and circular public procurement), technological suggestions (e.g. technical cycle solutions), environmental engineering technologies (e.g., waste management, 3r strategies, water recycle, wastewater treatment and reuse, renewable energy), circular business models, circular innovations, circular management solutions, consumers’ behavior in circular economy, new circular economy products labels and social acceptance in circular economy. These topics could be classified in three levels; the micro-level (firm-level engineering and managerial level), meso-level (industrial ecology, industrial symbiosis, eco-clusters, eco-industrial parks), and macro-level (general policies, plans, green and sustainable entrepreneurship).

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  • Alexandros I. Stefanakis
  • Nikoleta Jones,
  • Ioannis Nikolaou
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  • Special issue Inaugural Conference of the IS4CE

    A Special Issue comprised of paper from the International Society for the Circular Economy (IS4CE) inaugural conference that will focus on various themes within the circular economy such as the non-linear systems theory (complexity science), the circular design of products, components, materials and systems, finance for circular economy, industrial ecology, business management, business models, climate change and circular economy, bio-economy/ecology, among others.

  • Special Issue: Closed Cycles and the Circular Society

    As natural resources become scarce and climate change is progressing, closing cycles is the key and the challenge to reach a circular society. In this, ecology has a major role to play. The “Closed Cycles and the Circular Society” Symposium of the International Ecological Engineering Society deals exactly with these points and seeks for sustainable solutions that explain better and integrate nature and ecological functions and principles in the built environment. This special issue hosts selected studies presented at the IEES conference aiming at giving a new, contemporary meaning and definition of ecological engineering.

  • Call for Papers for a Special Issue: A Circular Plastics Economy

    This special issue calls for state-of-the art studies on analyzing the status of and tackling the problems of waste plastic generation and treatment, both in developing and developed countries, and efforts from the public, from governments, businesses and other stakeholders, to support a transition from a linear economy model to fundamentally rethink the way we design, use, and reuse plastics.

  • Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Sustainability in an Agro-Based Bioeconomy: Prospects and Challenges in a Post-Covid Era

    The proposed special issue will focus on the integrated approach for sustained innovation in various areas of agro-based bioeconomy. The SI takes a comprehensive look to underline the upcoming challenges and present most viable options for translating commercially viable ideas into easily affordable agricultural products and technologies. Review papers summarizing the state-of-the-art knowledge and technological status are also welcome, after coordination with the Special issue Editors.

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