Capítulo 1. A New Economy

Sustainability encompasses an enormous range of issues, ideas, methodologies and frameworks. This chapter introduces some of the concepts surrounding sustainability, explaining how they will change current business paradigms. The evolution of the circular economy is described as well the activities that an organisation will need to engage in if it is to participate. Introductions are provided to:
Sustainable Procurement
  • Renewable Energy
  • Industrial Symbiosis
  • Design for Recycling
  • Energy, water and carbon Footprints
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Cleaner Production
  • Resource related Risk Management