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The Circular Economy in the European Union

An Interim Review

  • 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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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Hugo-Maria Schally
    Pages 1-4
  3. Consumer Protection Representatives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67
  4. Repair as Top Priority Within the Circular Economy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 223-223

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.


Editors and Affiliations

  • Repair and Service Center R.U.S.Z., Vienna, Austria

    Sepp Eisenriegler

About the editor

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.

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eBook USD 39.99
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  • Read on any device
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Softcover Book USD 54.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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Hardcover Book USD 79.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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