What is it about?
Teaching a course on circular economy and cradle to cradle and the risk of subversion (greenwashing). Case studies conducted in Dutch universities involving students in company initiatives are discussed.
Why is it important?
While circular economy and cradle to cradle provide far beter models of sustainability than conventional eco-efficiency models, they are not without risks of greenwashing which presents certain challenges for teaching.
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This page is a summary of: Teaching About Sustainable Production and Consumption, November 2017, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-65608-3_9.
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