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The Impact of a Circular Economy on Sustainable Development
The Impact of a Circular Economy on Sustainable Development

Author(s): Kazimierz Górka, Marcin Łuszczyk, Agnieszka Thier
Subject(s): Politics, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, International Law, Economic policy, Government/Political systems, Economic development, Public Finances
Published by: Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania i Administracji w Zamościu
Keywords: sustainable development;natural resources;circular economy;

Summary/Abstract: The issue of the exhaustibility and limited of natural resources has been noticed, among others, as a result of intensive economic development and civilization progress. In the second half of the 20th the emission of industrial and municipal pollutants, mainly as a result of burning fossil fuels, also became a serious problem. The article presents the essence and manifestations of the economy in a closed circuit and its impact on shaping sustainable socio-economic development, as well as the analysis of the possibilities of implementing these principles in business practice and in everyday life. According to the authors, managing in a closed circulation appears to be the highest stage of civilization development. Closing the so-called the loop and the economic cycle is becoming real in many areas as a result of extending the life cycle of products, the use of an ever-wider range of waste as secondary raw materials — instead of primary raw materials, the use of renewable energy sources, rationalization of water and forest management, etc.

  • Issue Year: 16/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 7-14
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English