Toward Circular Product Lifecycle Management through Industry 4.0 Technologies

Authored by: Barbara Ocicka , Grażyna Wieteska , Beata Wieteska-Rosiak

Handbook of Sustainable Development through Green Engineering and Technology

Print publication date:  September  2022
Online publication date:  September  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367650926
eBook ISBN: 9781003127819
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The global challenge facing the modern world is to reduce human pressure on the environment while ensuring a high life quality and competitiveness of economies. The circular economy concept, which has recently become more popular, can be perceived as an approach that supports the achievement of sustainable development goals. The transition to a circular economy is an opportunity to create a low-carbon, resource-efficient, competitive economy and finally become climate-neutral (European Commission 2015; 2020). However, the dynamic growth of the world population, global consumption, and production are sources of the extremely high demand for natural resources, problems with waste growth, intensive greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the alarming climate change, which has resulted in the intensification of extreme climate phenomena (IPCC, 2013; Below and Wallemacq 2018).

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