Turning Finland into a country of circular economy: what kind of a process of change should we seek?

Minna Lammi (Corresponding author), Markku Anttonen, Ian Bamford, Maria Antikainen, Mika Naumanen

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    Abstract

    In recent discussions and policies, circular economy (CE) has been perceived as a promising way to solve environmental problems caused by our current economic system. To become reality CE calls for extensive, systemic changes in the design and production of goods, in consumption patterns, and in the ways in which companies create value. Though the transition characteristics of circular economy are self-evident, thus far few researchers have analysed it from transition theory perspectives. Transition approach could greatly enhance our understanding of processes aiming to achieve CE, including barriers and incentives that might affect them. Finland has often been seen as a forerunner in the change towards CE. We organised four workshops to explore how Finland could promote the change towards CE. In this chapter, we describe and analyse outcomes of the workshops focusing on the looked-for characteristics of a CE transition process in Finland. The findings point to a direction of a purposive transition with coordinated action, shared use of resources and shared creation of knowledge.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 19
    EditorsRossi Setchi, Peter Ball, Luisa Huaccho Huatuco, Robert J. Howlett
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages215-228
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-9271-9
    ISBN (Print)978-981-13-9270-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event6th KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 2019 - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 4 Jun 20195 Jun 2019

    Publication series

    SeriesSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
    Volume155
    ISSN2190-3018

    Conference

    Conference6th KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 2019
    CountryHungary
    CityBudapest
    Period4/06/195/06/19

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    Economics
    Industry
    Finland
    Circular economy

    Keywords

    • Circular economy
    • Sustainability
    • Transition theory

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    Lammi, M., Anttonen, M., Bamford, I., Antikainen, M., & Naumanen, M. (2019). Turning Finland into a country of circular economy: what kind of a process of change should we seek? In R. Setchi, P. Ball, L. Huaccho Huatuco, & R. J. Howlett (Eds.), Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 19 (pp. 215-228). Springer. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol.. 155 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9271-9_20
    Lammi, Minna ; Anttonen, Markku ; Bamford, Ian ; Antikainen, Maria ; Naumanen, Mika. / Turning Finland into a country of circular economy : what kind of a process of change should we seek?. Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 19. editor / Rossi Setchi ; Peter Ball ; Luisa Huaccho Huatuco ; Robert J. Howlett. Springer, 2019. pp. 215-228 (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 155).
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    Lammi, M, Anttonen, M, Bamford, I, Antikainen, M & Naumanen, M 2019, Turning Finland into a country of circular economy: what kind of a process of change should we seek? in R Setchi, P Ball, L Huaccho Huatuco & RJ Howlett (eds), Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 19. Springer, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol. 155, pp. 215-228, 6th KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 2019, Budapest, Hungary, 4/06/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9271-9_20

    Turning Finland into a country of circular economy : what kind of a process of change should we seek? / Lammi, Minna (Corresponding author); Anttonen, Markku; Bamford, Ian; Antikainen, Maria; Naumanen, Mika.

    Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 19. ed. / Rossi Setchi; Peter Ball; Luisa Huaccho Huatuco; Robert J. Howlett. Springer, 2019. p. 215-228 (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 155).

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    Lammi M, Anttonen M, Bamford I, Antikainen M, Naumanen M. Turning Finland into a country of circular economy: what kind of a process of change should we seek? In Setchi R, Ball P, Huaccho Huatuco L, Howlett RJ, editors, Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 19. Springer. 2019. p. 215-228. (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 155). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9271-9_20