The Circular Economy: Barriers and Opportunities for SMEs
CEPS Working Documents
25 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2015
Date Written: September 17, 2015
The ‘circular economy’ is gaining momentum as a concept in both academic and policy circles, and circular business models have been linked to significant economic benefits. This paper identifies barriers and enablers to adopting circular economy business practices, and presents key messages for policy-makers. It draws on input from a literature review, on discussions held in the context of the GreenEcoNet project and on an analysis of two SME circular business models.
Keywords: circular business, circular business models, SME, circular economy
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Rizos, Vasileios and Behrens, Arno and Kafyeke, Terri and Hirschnitz-Garbers, Martin and Ioannou, Anastasia, The Circular Economy: Barriers and Opportunities for SMEs (September 17, 2015). CEPS Working Documents , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2664489
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