University Contributions to the Circular Economy

Alfredo Estrada-Merino, Aldo Alvarez-Risco

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We will begin with an introduction to the circular economy, an abstract concept that can be applied to any industry or business. This chapter will address the principles based on theoretical and empirical models that support the decision of universities to influence and improve the circular economy policies to ensure a sustainable impact in the long term, including the pillars of sustainable development. Likewise, we will look at the role of universities as drivers of education towards ecological economics that minimizes the production of residues and waste that puts effectiveness and efficiency at risk. Finally, we will examine the possible limitations and conflicts of concepts in the circular economy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards a Circular Economy
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030942939
ISBN (Print)9783030942922
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameCSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance


  • Circular economy
  • Education
  • Research circularity
  • Sustainability
  • University


  • Bookpart


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