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  • Our book draw -celebrated in February 2017- to win the most comprehensive book on the circular economy has a winner. Congratulations Nanette Young for being the winner of the book: ‘A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains‘ by Catherine Weetman, published by Kogan Page.

    A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains is an easily digestible and comprehensive handbook that provides a clear guide to the circular economy. Real examples across a range of market sectors help businesses, students and policymakers understand the theory and fast-developing practice of the circular economy. A holistic framework for the ‘design and supply chain’, business models and enablers helps generate ideas, and the book includes tools to help you get started.

    Whilst growing global consumption presents fantastic business opportunities, our current ‘linear’ systems – take some materials, make a product, use it and then throw it away – are not fit for purpose. The circular economy unlocks this problem by ‘decoupling’ resources from consumption. Switched-on businesses are re-thinking product design, material choices, business models and supply chains. A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains is a ‘must-read’ for anyone who wants to apply the circular economy today.

    Catherine Weetman helps develop future-fit, resilient strategies, examining sustainability risks and value opportunities. Catherine is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Huddersfield, UK; is Vice-Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Forum, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation; and gained an MSc in Logistics from Cranfield University.

    Catherine qualified as an Industrial Engineer in manufacturing, moving onto logistics solution design, project management, business intelligence and supply chain consulting. Her career spans food, fashion and logistics, including Tesco, Kellogg Company and DHL Supply Chain.

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    Snapshot of the Reviews

    “A confident, comprehensive text allowing access to all the major strands contributing to business opportunities in a circular economy. It is brimming with facts, case studies and references for further study. A very timely publication indeed!” (Ken Webster, Head of Innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

    “Sector by sector, Catherine Weetman systemically unpicks why we need to build a circular economy and, crucially, complements this analysis to explain how we can do this.” (Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business, Marks and Spencer plc)

    “This book has got it all and is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand and apply the circular economy today. The enablers, accelerators and drivers are illustrated with practical examples and applications. For an assessment of the challenges that lie ahead, read this book and learn from one of the best.” (Dr Julieanna Powell-Turner, Sustainability Director, Frith Resource Management, and Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Supply Chains, Cranfield University, UK)

    “Making maximum use of resources and extracting value multiple times over is at the heart of the transition to a circular economy. This handbook is perfectly timed to help businesses adapt and thrive by implementing circular economy principles and practices.” (Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Advisor, IEMA)

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