Standardization Framework for Sustainability from Circular Economy 4.0
|Author||Ávila-Gutiérrez, María Jesús
Martín-Gómez, Alejandro Manuel
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería del Diseño|
|Abstract||The circular economy (CE) is widely known as a way to implement and achieve sustainability, mainly due to its contribution towards the separation of biological and technical nutrients under cyclic industrial metabolism. ...
The circular economy (CE) is widely known as a way to implement and achieve sustainability, mainly due to its contribution towards the separation of biological and technical nutrients under cyclic industrial metabolism. The incorporation of the principles of the CE in the links of the value chain of the various sectors of the economy strives to ensure circularity, safety, and efficiency. The framework proposed is aligned with the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development regarding the orientation towards the mitigation and regeneration of the metabolic rift by considering a double perspective. Firstly, it strives to conceptualize the CE as a paradigm of sustainability. Its principles are established, and its techniques and tools are organized into two frameworks oriented towards causes (cradle to cradle) and effects (life cycle assessment), and these are structured under the three pillars of sustainability, for their projection within the proposed framework. Secondly, a framework is established to facilitate the implementation of the CE with the use of standards, which constitute the requirements, tools, and indicators to control each life cycle phase, and of key enabling technologies (KETs) that add circular value 4.0 to the socio-ecological transition.
|Citation||Ávila-Gutiérrez, M.J., Martín-Gómez, A.M., Aguayo-González, F. y Córdoba-Roldán, A. (2019). Standardization Framework for Sustainability from Circular Economy 4.0. settings Open Access Sustainability, 11 (22), 6490-.|