In today’s society growing attention is paid to global environmental risks and related consequences, such as the increasing amount of CO2 emissions, global warming, deforestation, acid rains, depletion of resources, which are threatening humanity’s survival (Meadows et al., 2004; Jackson, 2009; Rockström et al., 2009). In this context, the concept of Circular Economy (CE) has gradually raised and received growing importance on both firms and Governments’ agendas (Brennan et al., 2015). The aim of this study is to explore to what extent furniture companies are aware about the CE practices, how they are implemented within them and which factors can motivate, support or hinder their adoption. At an operational level, quality management practises are also investigated in this study, since they can be particularly helpful for managers in implementing environmentally sustainable practises, which, in turn, are critical within a circular business context (Rusinko, 2005).

Furniture companies and circular economy: an exploratory study.

Barbaritano M.
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Savelli E.;Bravi L.
2019-01-01

Abstract

In today’s society growing attention is paid to global environmental risks and related consequences, such as the increasing amount of CO2 emissions, global warming, deforestation, acid rains, depletion of resources, which are threatening humanity’s survival (Meadows et al., 2004; Jackson, 2009; Rockström et al., 2009). In this context, the concept of Circular Economy (CE) has gradually raised and received growing importance on both firms and Governments’ agendas (Brennan et al., 2015). The aim of this study is to explore to what extent furniture companies are aware about the CE practices, how they are implemented within them and which factors can motivate, support or hinder their adoption. At an operational level, quality management practises are also investigated in this study, since they can be particularly helpful for managers in implementing environmentally sustainable practises, which, in turn, are critical within a circular business context (Rusinko, 2005).
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