Title
Towards a circular economy : the role of Dutch logistics industries and governments Towards a circular economy : the role of Dutch logistics industries and governments
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Sustainability
Volume/pages
8(2016) :7 , p. 1-17
ISSN
2071-1050
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
While there is great potential in the chief values and prospects of a circular economy, this alone will not bring the circular economy to market or scale. In order for a circular economy to materialize, an integrated approach that focuses on a long-term system change or transition is required. To set the change process in motion, many (public and private) players (companies, authorities, citizens, and research institutions) need to be involved. Among the many stakeholders, a genuine enabler to implement a successful and sustainable circular strategy is the logistics industry. Given that The Netherlands is used as a case study, in this paper, we focus on the Dutch logistics industry and how this industry can contribute to the broader Dutch agenda to realize a more circular economy. It implies looking at the specific transition agenda for the logistics industry in relation to a circular economy, what barriers may exist that might hamper such a transition, and how public policy-makers are dealing with and can tackle these barriers.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/12a130/135428.pdf