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Circular Economy and Policy

Sustainability, Environmental, and Social Perspectives

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  • Highlights sustainability, environmental, and social aspects of the circular economy
  • Uses the life cycle sustainability approach to evaluate circular economy strategies
  • Focuses on circular economy policies to inform management decisions

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This book uses economic and policy approaches to highlight sustainability, environmental, and social aspects of the circular economy. It emphasizes the circular economy within the market’s perspective, including the links between consumption and sustainability, and how balances between profitability and environmental sustainability can be attained. The author also uses a life cycle assessment approach to improve and evaluate circular economy strategies to help determine the environmental, social, and economic consequences of a product. The chapters illustrate circular business models and sustainability consumption behaviour in the public sector, while also measuring eco-efficiency and sustainability impacts. The book will useful for students and researchers in environmental and sustainability economics, as well as businesses and government organizations adapting policies to develop environmentally sustainable economic practices.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Catania, Catania, Italy

    Sebastiano Patti

About the author

Sebastiano Patti is a PhD in Public Economics. He teaches Environmental Economics at the University of Catania (Italy). He also worked for the national government and for national and regional public bodies. In fact, he continues to work as a consultant for public and private organizations. His research focuses on environmental assessment of production cycles. He has written several publications on the relationship between tourism development and environmental sustainability. She is part of European research groups and coordinates projects funded by European funds. He is referee for scientific journals as Sustainability, Energies, Environment, Development and Sustainability.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Circular Economy and Policy

  • Book Subtitle: Sustainability, Environmental, and Social Perspectives

  • Authors: Sebastiano Patti

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-43323-8Published: 02 October 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-43326-9Due: 01 November 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-43324-5Published: 30 September 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 165

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Economics, Sustainable Development, Environmental Economics

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