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Circular Economy: Global Perspective

  • Discusses circular economy from global perspective

  • Presents chapters written by experts and active researchers

  • Serves as a reference for researchers, planners and implementers

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Development of a Circular Economy in Australia

    • P. S. M. Vaughan Levitzke
    Pages 25-42
  3. Solid Waste Management in Kabul

    • Hamidullah Nikzad
    Pages 43-65
  4. Integrated Waste Management in Bhutan

    • Ugyen Tshomo, Chhimi Dorji, Yogeeta Dahal
    Pages 67-86
  5. Circular Economy in Canada

    • Jonathan Cocker, Kimberley Graham
    Pages 87-122
  6. Circular Economy in China

    • Xianlai Zeng, Jinhui Li
    Pages 123-129
  7. Status and Development of the Circular Economy in Germany

    • Michael Nelles, Abdallah Nassour, Gert Morscheck
    Pages 131-147
  8. Circular Economy in India

    • Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
    Pages 157-185
  9. Circular Economy—Situation in Israel

    • Shira Daskal, Ofira Ayalon
    Pages 187-200
  10. Circular Economy in Italy

    • Francesco Di Maria
    Pages 201-221
  11. Circular Economy in Kenya

    • Michael K. Koech, Kaburu J. Munene
    Pages 223-239
  12. Circular Economy in Malaysia

    • P. Agamuthu, S. B. Mehran
    Pages 241-268
  13. Circular Economy: Nigeria Perspective

    • Saheed A. Aremu, David O. Olukanni, Olubunmi A. Mokuolu, Olumuyiwa A. Lasode, Michael A. Ahove, Olasunkanmi M. Ojowuro
    Pages 279-297
  14. Circular Economy Initiatives in Norway

    • Kåre Helge Karstensen, Christian John Engelsen, Palash Kumar Saha
    Pages 299-316
  15. Circular Economy in Republic of Serbia and Region

    • Milan Pavlović, Miroslav Vulić, Aleksandar Pavlović
    Pages 333-352
  16. Circular Economy for Sustainable Resource Management: The Case of Packaging Waste Sector in Thailand

    • Siwaporn Tangwanichagapong, Mohanakrishnan Logan, Chettiyappan Visvanathan
    Pages 353-387

About this book

A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life. Circular economy (CE) is important towards sustainable development, resources circulation and conservation, involving closing of material loops and cascading used resources, to prevent waste occurrence, and transforming the resulting residual streams into new (secondary) resources.  Strategies and legislative framework for waste management are important steps for development of a more CE where resource efficiency becomes the key driver for both economic growth and environmental protections.  A few countries achieved good results implementing CE as a replacement of the linear economy. Resource managers and planners should thoroughly identify factors to implement CE for societal benefits. This book presents how resource consumption is minimized with rational use based on 3Rs, legislative framework and government supports towards implementing CE initiatives, example of best practices, future plans and targets in different countries those are helpful for researchers, planners and implementers.


  • Resource Circulation
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycling
  • Resource Productivity
  • Regenerative Resource
  • Low Carbon
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Waste Management
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Business Model
  • industrial pollution prevention
  • air pollution and air quality

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

    Sadhan Kumar Ghosh

About the editor

Dr. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh is the Dean of faculty of engineering and technology and Professor & Former Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Founder Coordinator of the Centre for QMS at Jadavpur University, India. A prominent figure in the fields of waste management, circular economy, SME sustainability, green manufacturing, green factories, and TQM, he served as the Director, CBWE, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, and L&T Ltd. Prof Ghosh is also the founder and Chairman of the IconSWM and President of the International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water, as well as the Chairman of the Indian Congress on Quality, Environment, Energy and Safety Management Systems (ICQESMS). He was awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, to work on “Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste” in 2012. He received the Boston Pledge and NABC 2006 award for the most eco-friendly innovation “Conversion of plastics & jute waste to wealth” in the ESP/50K Business Plan Competition at Houston, Texas, USA. He holds patents on waste plastics processing technology and high-speed jute ribboning technology preventing water wastage and occupational hazards. He is member of  ISO Working Groups  concerning waste management (ISO/TC 297). His projects have been funded by European Union Horizon 2020 (2018-2022) on waste water, Royal Academy of Engineering (2018-2020 & 2012) on Circular economy in SMEs, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) of Georgia (2019-2021) on resource circulation from landfill, GCRF 2019/2020 Pump Priming - Aston Project UK on impact of wellbeing & mental health on productivity & sustainability in Industries, UNCRD/DESA as Expert (2016-2018) on SWM, Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) (2016-2019) on green manufacturing, British Council & DST (2012-2014), Royal Society (2015), Erasmus Plus (2016-17), ISWMAW (2018-21), Indian Statistical Institute (2019-2021), Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES, Japan) (2019), South Asian Cooperation Environmental Programme (SACEP, Sri Lanka)(2018-2020) for preparing SWM roadmap for South Asian Countries, Jute Technology Mission (2008-2011), Central Pollution Control Board (1999-2002), Govt. of India on plastics waste management and a few others.

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  • ISBN: 978-981-15-1052-6
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)