Trends & Issues

Circular Supply Chain Meets the Circular Economy and Everyone Wins

Take the principles of the circular economy and apply them to the supply chain, and the result is a stronger corporate sustainability effort. Still in its early stages, the circular supply chain takes the next steps beyond the linear supply chain.
&mdash By Sharon Ross

The principles of a circular economy are a driving force behind sustainability as a component of corporate social responsibility. First promoted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2014, the circular economy was visualized as a restorative and regenerative system in which the elements or components, products, and materials are either safely returned to the natural environment or are remanufact....