Towards Zero Waste

Circular Economy Boost, Waste to Resources

  • María-Laura Franco-García
  • Jorge Carlos Carpio-Aguilar
  • Hans Bressers

Part of the Greening of Industry Networks Studies book series (GINS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. María-Laura Franco-García, Jorge Carlos Carpio-Aguilar, Hans Bressers
    Pages 1-8
  3. Hans Dieleman, María-Concepción Martínez-Rodríguez
    Pages 9-24
  4. José-Luis Cruz-Pastrana, María-Laura Franco-García
    Pages 61-80
  5. Vina Septi Suherman, María-Laura Franco-García, Oekan S. Abdoellah, Denny Kurniadie, Yuli Astuti Hidayati
    Pages 81-104
  6. Juli Nurdiana, María-Laura Franco-García, Sharon Hophmayer-Tokich
    Pages 145-163
  7. John Rincón-Moreno, María-Laura Franco-García, Jorge Carlos Carpio-Aguilar, Mauricio Hernández-Sarabia
    Pages 165-190
  8. Jaime Cámara-Creixell, Carlos Scheel-Mayenberger
    Pages 191-213
  9. María-Laura Franco-García, Willem Haanstra, Marten Toxopeus, Boelo Schuur
    Pages 215-237
  10. Vivian Plasencia-Vélez, Marco Antonio González-Pérez, María-Laura Franco-García
    Pages 239-264
  11. María-Laura Franco-García, Jorge Carlos Carpio-Aguilar, Hans Bressers
    Pages 265-273

About this book


This book draws on insights that originated from the Circular Economy and Zero Waste initiatives. Together these approaches try to boost the shift from “waste” to “resources” management. The content of this book is partially organized from a stakeholder perspective, revealing the managerial implications for public and private actors. Next to public policies, also illustrations come from the private sector. Petstar, Texperium and Walmart generously shared some of their best practices at in this regard.

Cases from China, Indonesia, Mexico, the Netherlands and Romania are discussed in this book. In all of these different contexts they show ways to create collaborative schemes in order to “retain” the resources’ values as much as product quality and financial circumstances permit. 

The reader can thus take advantage of the pragmatic viewpoints that aim to inspire policy makers, researchers, students, organisations and communities to boost the needed changes towards a Zero Waste Economy.


Zero waste Circular Economy Waste to resources Zero Waste Stakeholders Zero Waste Innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • María-Laura Franco-García
    • 1
  • Jorge Carlos Carpio-Aguilar
    • 2
  • Hans Bressers
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Walmart MexicoCDMXMexico
  3. 3.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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