Catherine’s book, winner of the Plumes des Achats Committee Special Prize in 2018. Available from Kogan Page or your favourite bookshop:
A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains is an easily digestible and comprehensive handbook that provides a clear guide to the circular economy, helping the reader create future-fit, sustainable strategies. Real examples across a range of market sectors help businesses, students and policymakers understand the theory and fast-developing practice of the circular economy. To help the reader generate ideas, A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains provides a holistic framework for the design and supply chain and supporting business models, and includes tools the reader can use to get started.
Whilst growing global consumption presents fantastic business opportunities, our current linear systems (take some materials, make a product, use it and then throw it away) are not fit for purpose. The circular economy unlocks this problem by decoupling resources from consumption. Engaged businesses are re-thinking product design, material choices, business models and supply chains. A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains is a must-read for anyone who wants to apply the circular economy today.
Online resources: PowerPoint slides of figures and tables from every chapter created by the author.
A confident, comprehensive text allowing access to all the major strands contributing to business opportunities in a circular economy. It is brimming with facts, case studies and references for further study. A very timely publication indeed!
Ken Webster, Head of Innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Sector by sector, Catherine Weetman systemically unpicks why we need to build a circular economy and, crucially, complements this analysis to explain how we can do this.
Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business, Marks and Spencer plc
This book has got it all and is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand and apply the circular economy today. The enablers, accelerators and drivers are illustrated with practical examples and applications. For an assessment of the challenges that lie ahead, read this book and learn from one of the best.
Dr Julieanna Powell-Turner, Sustainability Director, Frith Resource Management, and Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Supply Chains, Cranfield University, UK
A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains: Repair, Remake, Redesign, Rethink
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ISBN 978-0-7494-7675-5 published by Kogan Page in paperback and e-book format