The circular economy (CE) concept is becoming increasingly popular these days among academicians, professionals, industrialists and policymakers. This can be witnessed by the exponential growth of peer-reviewed literature, government initiatives, policy-level changes, startups, and think tanks. The prime reason driving this popularity is the witnessed environmental degradation in numerous forms, especially with our practices on how we produce and consume resources. But there exist several definitions for CE in the academic research and industrial community, and arriving at one strong definition is quite tricky. Also, when we think deeply about CE, it is actually an interwoven concept with various other sub-concepts (for instance, the industrial symbiosis) without solid evidence of the roots and origins. But the known literature so far quoted some history for CE revolving around policy and politics but failed to provide evidence.
We, the small team with different cultural, educational, and ethnic backgrounds working in the diverse research fields with extended core research as CE, have given deep thought to search for evidence and events of CE in history both conventionally and unconventionally. Based on our thought, we found an interesting link between culture, society, and people and their ancient living practices with CE. We have listed a few points based on our personal experiences to give you guys some idea.
Historical aspects got the Guest Editor’s Eyes:
Guest Editor Dr. NALLAPANENI’s personal experiences and views:
The above mentioned just a few points, like this there are many. We do not feel surprised if you would have encountered similar or more. So we firmly believe that there is a strong link between culture, society, and people and their ancient living practices with CE. So HICCER's believe that it is the time to uncover such historical evidence and events.
Call for Papers:
HICCER in Collaboration with Circular Economy Section of Frontiers in Sustainability Launched a Special Issue (Research Topic) on "Uncovering the Historical Evidence and Events of Circular Economy".
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