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The ByeBuy! Shop: testing shopping scapes in a circular economy

Máté, KJH ORCID: 0000-0003-4538-2850 2018 , 'The ByeBuy! Shop: testing shopping scapes in a circular economy', in R Crocker and C Saint and G Chen and Y Tong (eds.), Unmaking Waste in Production and Consumption: Towards the Circular Economy , Emerald Publishing Ltd., Bingley, UK, pp. 123-142.

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Abstract

Conventional shopping-scapes are designed to promote a linear form of consumption. Products are moved from production systems through consumer distribution nodal points. The consumption of commodities through these points is promoted as the main, if not only, legitimate activity of shopping centres. A circular economic (CE) paradigm offers an alternative to the current model of linear consumption so that there are restorative processes to ensure products, components and materials are valued at all stages of product life (Ellen Macarthur Foundation, 2013). However, this model, like its contemporary linear model, overlooks the opportunities for more socially rewarding consumption that could particularly be addressed through the shopping scape. The ByeBuy! Shop was conceived to test ideas on an alternative shopping scape to increase social engagement and reduced consumption without the use of money for exchange. Accordingly, it is used here to exemplify a CE paradigm.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Máté, KJH
Keywords: circular economy, sustainable consumption, disruptor
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Ltd.
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Copyright 2018 Emerald Publishing Limited

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