Advancing circular economy through group decision-making and stakeholder involvement

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Abstract

Circular economy requires integrating life cycle thinking in product design and all following life cycle stages in order to enable efficient recycling, recovery, repair and re-use of products. This paper discusses the potential of multicriteria decision-making (MCDM) methods to support cooperation between stakeholders and create learning that would be necessary in order to integrate life cycle thinking and tackle bottlenecks existing in the recycling value chains. Group decision-making methods could be an effective means for learning and integrating the views of different stakeholders in a structured way. However, the interlinked nature of the recycling chain and demands related to circular economy pose challenges also for the application and development of the MCDM methods. Handling bottlenecks within the recycling chain can be characterized by lack of data, high uncertainty related to assumptions and considering the relationship between many interlinked factors.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Sardinia 2017 - Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy
Duration: 2 Oct 20176 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Sardinia 2017
CountryItaly
CitySanta Margherita di Pula
Period2/10/176/10/17

Keywords

  • circular economy
  • recycling
  • multicriteria decision-making
  • MCDM
  • MAVT
  • AHP
  • end-of-life vehicles
  • waste electronic equipment

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    Bachér, J., Pihkola, H., Kujanpää, L., & Mroueh, U-M. (2017). Advancing circular economy through group decision-making and stakeholder involvement. Paper presented at 16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Sardinia 2017, Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy.