Books

What is the Circular Economy (New updated and expanded edition)

The new, updated and expanded edition of “What Is the Circular Economy” traces the genesis of concepts and practices of the transition to circularity, and describes the characteristics of the new economic model, pointing out its centrality in the ecological transition and in the European Green Deal. To do so, it adopts a truly global perspective, intersecting the United States, China and Europe. In the book, the stories of the key players alternate with those of innovations in production processes and business models, with a constant focus on social justice and equity.
Finally, a realistic path is provided to turn businesses and entrepreneurial activities into circular enterprises and to allow them to be successful while reducing their impact on the planet.

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Neo-materials in the Circular Economy – Fashion

An updated picture of the transformations in one of the most relevant sectors of the global economy. Starting from the materials, the book analyzes the theme of the use of water and chemicals and concludes with an overview of top brands’ initiatives in terms of sustainability, enriched by interviews with some of the most innovative protagonists.

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Circular Economy for Food - Matter, energy and knowledge, in a circle

The book takes stock of the ongoing transformation in the food system and presents 40 case studies dedicated to companies in the food sector that focused on circularity, to pave the way for innovations able to reduce waste and improve the eco-effectiveness and efficiency of products, services and processes.

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Circular Economy in Italy - The recycling supply chain: backbone of a waste free economy

This is the first comprehensive review of the circular economy in Italy. It broadens the scope of investigation to new sectors, such as the water system and maintenance. The results are surprising and contradict various commonly held assumptions. They show how Italy is the most highly performing economy in Europe in terms of productivity of materials used and in the use of recycled materials, not least of which thanks to their exceptional propensity for industrial recycling.

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The Bioeconomy Revolution Interviews with the Protagonists

A fascinating journey into the bioeconomy’s world through a series of interviews with its main protagonists: big companies such as Clariant, Novamont, UPM, Braskem and Novozymes, clusters, universities and research centers, political and economic institutions. The first book telling from inside the bioeconomy, which can be defined as an economy where the basic building blocks for materials, chemicals and energy are derived from renewable biological resources.