Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
A review of the circular economy in China: Moving from rhetoric to implementation
Department of Food and Resource Economics, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Korea University, 217, Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-713, South Korea.
Department of Food and Resource Economics, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Korea University, 217, Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-713, South Korea.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7902-4683
Key Laboratory of Pollution Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110016, China.
Key Laboratory of Pollution Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110016, China.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 42, 215-227 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Circular economy (CE) is a sustainable development strategy proposed by the central government of China, aiming to improve the efficiency of materials and energy use. This strategy, formally accepted in 2002, has been implemented and developed in a number of pilot areas in China. Scholars have produced rich studies in regard with the CE from its fundamental concept to its practical implementation. Successful enforcement of a CE can be seen as a way for China to tackle its urgent problem of environmental degradation and source scarcity. Given its importance, we provide a holistic literature review on the CE, aiming to provide a panorama of how this strategy has been developed and implemented. The review covers the concept, current practices, and assessment of the CE. To have a more numeric concept of how it has developed, we look at the performance of the CE in Dalian after its implementation of relevant policies and compare the changes with three other pilot cities, Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. Based on an examination of the statistical results, we identified the underlying problems and challenges for this national strategy. Finally, we offer a conclusion regarding CE’s development as well as policy recommendations for future improvement. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 42, 215-227 p.
Keyword [en]
Central government; China; Circular economy; Energy use; Environmental indicators; Environmental policy; Fundamental concepts; Literature reviews; National strategies; Pilot city; Practical implementation; Problems and challenges; Tianjin; Urgent problems, Planning; Sustainable development; Waste management, Environmental protection
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-24483DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.11.020ISI: 000317456200021Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84873282680OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-24483DiVA: diva2:742477
Available from: 2014-09-01 Created: 2014-09-01 Last updated: 2016-01-14Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Heshmati, Almas
In the same journal
Journal of Cleaner Production
Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 352 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf