While there is common agreement that the transition towards a Circular Economy could foster more sustainable futures, there is a lack of discussion about how a truly (viable, feasible, and desirable) circular economic system should be organised. Most of the current literature on Circular Economy fails to recognise this, presenting the transition towards a Circular Economy as a straightforward, neutral, and apolitical process, implicitly characterised by a techno-optimistic and eco-modernist stance. Most Circular Economy work is conducted at the practical and technical levels, looking at material and energy flows in production-consumption systems. Emphasis is placed on metrics, tools, and instruments; however, the basic assumptions concerning societal structures, along with underlying worldviews which should be embedded in a Circular Economy are largely overlooked or unclear. The ExPliCit project will aim at bridge this gap through theoretical and practical research happening through academia-industry staff exchanges.
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