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Avoiding Blind Spots: Promoting Circular & Fair Business Models

Avoiding Blind Spots: Promoting Circular & Fair Business Models

Avoiding Blind Spots: Promoting Circular & Fair Business Models

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Joke Dufourmont (Circle Economy), Natalia Papú Carrone (Circle Economy), Noah Baars (Circle Economy), Jean-Pierre Schweitzer (EEB), Sergi Corbalán (FTAO)
Publication Date: 
December, 2020
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Netherlands

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The report Avoiding Blind Spots: Promoting Circular & Fair Business Models by Circle Economy, European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and The Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) provides an overview of the blindspots - the unintended, unaddressed or underexplored negative impacts - of promoting circular business models.

The aim is to get a holistic understanding of the impacts of circular business models, specifically taking into account the social sphere.

The report considers three circular business models (repair, resale and product as a service - PaaS) and four types of blindspots (governance, market, social and environmental).

Recommendations for (EU) policy makers, public procurers and businesses are then formulated to address these blindspots.