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Circular Economy: Slowing Resource Flows and Increasing Value

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Nancy Bocken is Professor in Sustainable Business at Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI), Maastricht School of Business and Economics, at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. She is also Visiting Professor at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, LUT University Finland and Delft University of Technology, and Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Related to her research, she co-founded Reduse Ltd (commercialising the first paper unprinter) and HOMIE (circular and sustainable home appliances). She co-authored over 125 publications including the books ‘Circular Business: Collaborate and Circulate’ and ‘Innovation for Sustainability: Business Transformations Towards a Better World’. Her recent focus is on Business Experimentation for Sustainability to tackle urgent climate and resource issues through research and practice.

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I would like to thank Dr. Simone Cooper-Searle for the constructive discussions on the role of slow consumption in the Circular Economy which helped shape this piece. This piece was inspired by the following article, published in German: Bocken (2018).

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Bocken, N. (2020). Circular Economy: Slowing Resource Flows and Increasing Value. In: Eisenriegler, S. (eds) The Circular Economy in the European Union. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50239-3_10

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