Training for Circular Economy in the Construction and Furniture Sectors

Sustainability and Circular Economy in analysis in a publication of University of Aveiro’s teachers

“Corporate Sustainability – The New Pillar of the Circular Economy” is the title given to the print by NOVA Publishers and edited by João Carlos O. Matias, a professor in the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism of the University of Aveiro (DEGEIT-UA) and Susana Garrido Azevedo, a professor at the University of Beira Interior. This book counts on the participation of other professors from DEGEIT-UA, namely Joana Costa, Leonel Nunes, Mara Madaleno, Margarita Robaina (KATCH_e UA team member) and Marta Ferreira Dias.

The current logic of the market economy is to extract, produce, consume and discard. Efforts to reduce negative environmental impacts and promote recycling are not sufficient to compensate for the undesirable effects of the so-called “take, make and dispose” system. However, this linear approach to production and consumption, which prioritizes economic goals at the expense of environmental and social goals, has reached the physical limit, the negative effects caused by this model threaten not only the stability of economies but also the integrity of ecosystems , essential for human survival.

This is, in general, the subject under analysis in the book “Corporate Sustainability – The New Pillar of the Circular Economy”, presenting a scientific perspective on sustainability and the circular economy, describing different approaches, focusing on different sectors and exploring several methodologies.

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