Basic Terms and Definitions
Circular Economy and Circular Built Environment Definitions
Definitions are hard to come up with and sometimes they can be abstract or reductive. However, the meaning-making processes that precede them are of great value. In this video, Olga discusses the origins of circularity and the widely accepted Ellen McArthur Foundation and also presents with a tentative definition for the ‘circular built environment’ put together by the members of CBE Hub during the ‘Definitions and Philosophy Workshops.’
Further Reading on Definitions
- Kirchherr, J., Reike, D. & Hekkert M. (2017). Conceptualizing the circular economy: An analysis of 114 definitions. In Resources, Conservation & Recycling 127, 221-232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.09.005
Further Reading on CE criticism
- Corvellec, H., Stowell, A .F. & Johansson N. (2021). Critiques of the circular economy. In Journal of Industrial Ecology 26: 421-432. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.13187.
- Hobson, K., & Lynch, N. (2016). Diversifying and de-growing the circular economy: Radical social transformation in a resource-scarce world. In Futures 82: 15-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2016.05.012