Circular Economy: An Analysis for Turkey
Keywords:Circular Economy, Turkey, sustainability, resource productivity, decoupling, environment
Circular Economy has emerged in need of an alternative economic model to reduce the environmental hazard and improve sustainability. This study analyzed four different indicators of Circular Economy, namely: resource productivity, renewable energy consumption, domestic material consumption and the generation of municipal waste based on secondary data to depict the volume of circular practices in Turkey in a frame of Circular Economy and environmental performance. Main findings of the paper show that Turkey is lagging behind the EU average regarding circular economy practices and environmental performance. On the other hand, increased levels of Renewable Energy Consumption may help to reduce CO2 emissions.
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