Natural Resource Management and the Circular Economy in Seattle

  • Robert C. Brears
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management book series (PSNRM)


Seattle is experiencing a variety of challenges to its traditional linear economy from issues relating to air pollution, climate change, energy, population growth, waste, and water. In response, Seattle has implemented a variety of upstream and downstream fiscal and non-fiscal tools to develop the circular economy and encourage a life cycle perspective to be taken by economic actors in an attempt to decouple economic growth from resource use and associated environmental impacts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Brears
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  1. 1.MitidaptionChristchurchNew Zealand

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