( The chapter "Circular Economy in Taiwan-Transition Roadmap and the Food, Textile, and Construction Industries" was written by Circular Taiwan Network. )

  • Addresses Circularity along product value chain and business supply chain with case studies
  • Provides Circularity guidelines including framework, examples, and case studies for policy-makers, educators, business leaders, and investors
  • Contains Comprehensive contribution with inclusivity in terms of age (1/3 below 35 years old) and gender (over 40% female) with multidisciplinary background from all five continents.
  • Comprises substantial coverage of updated policy, research & innovation, education programs, and business practices on circular economy in the Asian region
  • Includes Life Cycle Assessment and Costing methodology for circular economy practices
  • Presents interconnectivity along the circular value chain and roles of different stakeholders for a circular economy transformation
  • Highlights different driving factors for a circular economy transition including digital technologies, business opportunities & consumer service models, financing, circularity indicators & assessment, policy & regulations, and education

This book is purposefully styled as an introductory textbook on circular economy (CE) for the benefit of educators and students of universities. It provides comprehensive knowledge exemplified by practices from policy, education, R&D, innovation, design, production, waste management, business and financing around the world. The book covers sectors such as agriculture/food, packaging materials, build environment, textile, energy, and mobility to inspire the growth of circular business transformation. It aims to stimulate action among different stakeholders to drive CE transformation. It elaborates critical driving forces of CE including digital technologies; restorative innovations; business opportunities & sustainable business model; financing instruments, regulation & assessment and experiential education programs. It connects a CE transformation for reaching the SDGs2030 and highlights youth leadership and entrepreneurship at all levels in driving the sustainability transformation.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview     
    Liu, Lerwen (et al.)
  • Key Concepts and Terminology
    Cui, Mengmeng
  • Life Cycle Thinking in a Circular Economy
    Gheewala, Shabbir H. (et al.)
  • The Fabrics of a Circular City
    Kisser, Johannes (et al.)
  • Industrial Circular Manufacturing     
    Shi, Lei
  • Industrial Symbiosis for Circular Economy: A Possible Scenario in Norway     
    La Rosa, Angela Daniela (et al.)
  • Agriculture and Food Circularity in Malaysia     
    Khor, Hung Teik (et al.)
  • Material Passports and Circular Economy     
    Hoosain, Mohamed Sameer (et al.)
  • Plastics in Circular Economy: A Sustainable Progression     
    Balaji, Anand Bellam (et al.)
  • Circular Economy Enabled by Community Microgrids     
    Seetharam, Deva P. (et al.)
  • Renewable Energy and Circular Economy: Application of Life Cycle Costing to Building Integrated Solar Energy Systems in Singapore     
    Patil, Rashmi Anoop (et al.)
  • Circular Economy in a Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus Associate to an SDGs Framework: Understanding Complexities     
    Godoy-Faúndez, Alex (et al.)
  • Recycling of Waste Electric and Electronic Products in China     
    Yu, Keli (et al.)
  • Transforming e-Waste to Eco Art by Upcycling     
    Mallabadi, Vishwanath Davangere
  • Waste Management Practices: Innovation, Waste to Energy and e-EPR     
    Peters, Stephen (et al.)
  • Agricultural and Municipal Waste Management in Thailand     
    Fukuda, Suneerat
  • New Paradigm for R&D and Business Model of Textile Circularity     
    Keh, Edwin
  • Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy Digitization and Applied Data Analytics     
    Krishnakumari, Parvathy K. (et al.)
  • Innovation for Circular Economy     
    Tan, Jovan (et al.)
  • The Business Opportunity of a Circular Economy     
    Ellen MacArthur Foundation,
  • Circular Supply Chain Management     
    Khompatraporn, Charoenchai
  • Circular Economy Business Models and Practices     
    Itkin, Anna
  • Economic Instruments and Financial Mechanisms for the Adoption of a Circular Economy     
    Enriquez, Santiago (et al.)
  • Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Circular Economy     
    Mungcharoen, Thumrongrut (et al.)
  • Life Cycle Costing: Methodology and Applications in a Circular Economy     
    Kerdlap, Piya (et al.)
  • Towards Sustainable Business Strategies for a Circular Economy: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance and Evaluation 
    Patil, Rashmi Anoop (et al.)
  • Circular Economy Practices in India     
    Modak, Prasad
  • Circular Economy in Taiwan-Transition Roadmap and the Food, Textile, and Construction Industries   
    Chen, Hui-Ling (et al.)
  • Youth Leadership in a Circular Economy: Education Enabled by STEAM Platform     
    Siddique, Arslan (et al.)
  • Future Outlook     
    Liu, Lerwen (et al.)
  • Correction to: Circular Economy Business Models and Practices     
    Itkin, Anna
Circular Taiwan
( 2021, in Chinese )