Circular Economy: Overview of Barriers

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Circular economy has emerged as a way to achieve sustainability. Although interest in the subject is growing rapidly, barriers to its implementation are still in place. In this study, a number of barriers are identified and grouped through a content analysis. The present article adopted bibliometric research as a methodological approach. The research method combined bibliometric, networks and content analysis. The sample is composed of 195 articles extracted from the Web of Science Core Collection and Scopus databases. The main barriers identified in the literature were: (i) technological, (ii)policy and regulatory, (iii) financial and economic, (iv) managerial, (v) performance indicators, (vi) customer and (vii) Social.




Araujo Galvão, G. D., De Nadae, J., Clemente, D. H., Chinen, G., & De Carvalho, M. M. (2018). Circular Economy: Overview of Barriers. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 73, pp. 79–85). Elsevier B.V.

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