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Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains: Repair, Remake, Redesign, Rethink

by Catherine Weetman Kogan Page
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Pbk 432 pages
AU$105.00 NZ$108.70
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Supply Chains for a Circular Economy provides a clear explanation and comprehensive guide to the circular economy. The book provides real examples of how the circular economy works in a range of market sectors and at different stages of the supply chain. It features case studies of companies that are redesigning their supply chains in accordance with these principles, including: M&S Shwopping (clothes), InterfaceFLOR, Desso (carpets), British Sugar (energy from waste to grow tomatoes), Dutch AWearness (clothes), EcoTech Recycling (industrial rubber), and Method (household cleaning products).


Supply Chains for a Circular Economy provides detailed coverage of important areas, including: moving from a supply chain to a supply cycle; key sustainability principles for supply chains; waste regulations; finding markets and suppliers; seasonality, storage, perishability, transport; steps to zero waste. It also covers key issues, such as waste across borders, selling your by-products, and waste as a feedstock.

  • Section - 01: An overview of the circular economy;
    • Chapter - 01: The circular economy - What is it?
    • Chapter - 02: The design and supply chain;
    • Chapter - 03: Circular economy business models;
    • Chapter - 04: Circular economy enablers and accelerators;
  • Section - 02: How are businesses adopting circular economy models?;
    • Chapter - 05: The 'Great Acceleration';
    • Chapter - 06: Food and agriculture;
    • Chapter - 07: Fashion and textiles;
    • Chapter - 08: Consumer electricals and electronics;
    • Chapter - 09: Industrial manufacturing;
  • Section - 03: What does this mean for supply chains?;
    • Chapter - 10: Supply chain strategy and planning;
    • Chapter - 11: Supply chain - upstream: Product design, sourcing and procurement;
    • Chapter - 12: Supply chain - midstream: The manufacturing process;
    • Chapter - 13: Supply chain - downstream: Distribution and reverse logistics;
  • Section - 04: Implementation;
    • Chapter - 14: Making the business case and starting the journey;

"If you are looking for a comprehensive and practical guide to the supply chain aspects of the circular economy, this book should comfortably meet your needs. It is cleverly structured, highly informative and written in a very engaging style by one of the foremost specialists in the subject."
Catherine Weetman helps businesses develop 'future proofed', resilient strategies, assessing sustainability risks and value opportunities. She is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Huddersfield, a Vice-Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Forum at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation and gained an MSc in Logistics from Cranfield University. Ms Weetman's background includes Industrial Engineering in manufacturing and retail distribution, logistics solution design, project management, business intelligence, logistics product development and supply chain consulting. Her career covers food, fashion and logistics, including Tesco Distribution, Kellogg Company and DHL Supply Chain.