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Towards circular economy implementation: a comprehensive review in context of manufacturing industry
KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Industriell produktion, Produktionssystem.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-5826-8670
KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Industriell produktion, Produktionssystem.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-5960-2159
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 115, s. 36-51Artikel, forskningsöversikt (Refereegranskat) Published
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The concept of circular economy (CE) is to an increasing extent treated as a solution to series of challenges such as waste generation, resource scarcity and sustaining economic benefits. However the concept of circularity is not of novel as such. Specific circumstances and motivations have stimulated ideas relevant to circularity in the past through activities such as reuse, remanufacturing or recycling. Main objectives of this work are: to provide a comprehensive review of research efforts encompassing aspects of resources scarcity, waste generation and economic advantages; to explore the CE landscape in the context of these three aspects especially when they are considered simultaneously; based on an idea of a comprehensive CE framework, propose an implementation strategy using top-down and bottom-up approach in a concurrent manner. To fulfill this objective a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art research is carried out to understand different ideas relevant to CE, motivation for the research and context of their recurrence. Main contributions of this paper are a comprehensive CE framework and a practical implementation strategy for a regenerative economy and natural environment. The framework emphasizes on a combined view of three main aspects i.e. environment, resources and economic benefits. It also underlines that joint support of all stakeholders is necessary in order to successfully implement the CE concept at large scale. The proposed framework and implementation strategy also identify new avenues for future research and practice in the field of CE.

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Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 115, s. 36-51
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Circular economy, Framework, Implementation, Resource scarcity, Environmental impact, Economic benefits
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Systemvetenskap, informationssystem och informatik med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184541DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.12.042ISI: 000371187500004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84957849870OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-184541DiVA, id: diva2:917332
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QC 20160406

Tillgänglig från: 2016-04-06 Skapad: 2016-04-01 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-11-30Bibliografiskt granskad
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1. From resource efficiency to resource conservation: Studies, developments and recommendations for industrial implementation of circular manufacturing systems
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>From resource efficiency to resource conservation: Studies, developments and recommendations for industrial implementation of circular manufacturing systems
2017 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

Manufacturing industry is under permanent pressure to maintain its economic growth and profitability as strong societal backbone. At the same time pressures of waste generation and resource consumption are increasing as result of manufacturing operations. Since manufacturing industry is one of the major consumers of natural resources it is therefore essential to reduce dependency on natural resources by decoupling economic growth from consumption. Resource efficiency approaches can improve the performance of production systems by reducing resource losses. However, the fundamental assumption at the basis of resource efficiency approaches is that resources are available infinitely. As a consequence, challenges of sustainability and resource scarcity remain inadequately addressed. The objective of this research is to develop analysis methods and decision support tools for manufacturing industry to facilitate its transition from linear production systems to circular manufacturing systems, which are economically viable and environmentally sustainable. The initial scope of study focuses on industrial resource efficiency assessment in production systems. Expanding the view to a manufacturing system perspective, the current research is explored with regard to circular manufacturing systems in the context of economic benefits, resource scarcity and waste generation. Systematic analysis methods and decision support tools are developed for industrial companies to facilitate the adaption of circular manufacturing systems. These developments are supported by industrial case studies. The analysis methods are to the largest extent based on agent-based simulation approaches. The tools are capable of assessing the economic and environmental impact of different business models, design strategies as well as supply chains settings. Moreover, the tools are able to determine whether introductions of new (circular) business models will be adopted by customers. One empirical market study is performed to investigate value propositions of a circular business approaches based on customer decisions.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017. s. 97
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TRITA-IIP, ISSN 1650-1888 ; 17-08
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Circular economy, Circular manufacturing systems, Resource conservative manufacturing, ResCoM, Agent-based modelling, Multi-method modelling
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Teknik och teknologier
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Industriell produktion
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-212923 (URN)978-91-7729-489-4 (ISBN)
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2017-09-22, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 10:00 (Engelska)
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EU, FP7, Sjunde ramprogrammet
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QC 20170825

Tillgänglig från: 2017-08-25 Skapad: 2017-08-24 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-08-31Bibliografiskt granskad

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