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  • Closing the loop for resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production: a critical review of the circular economy   Order a copy of this article
    by Mark Camilleri 
    Abstract: The circular economy proposition is not a novel concept. However, it has recently stimulated sustainable consumption and production ideas on remanufacturing, refurbishing and recycling of materials. A thorough literature review suggests that the circular economys regenerative systems are intended to minimise industrial waste, emissions, and energy leakages through the creation of long-lasting designs that improve resource efficiencies. In this light, this research critically analyses the circular economys closed loop systems. The findings suggest that this sustainable development model could unleash a new wave of operational improvements and enhanced productivity levels through waste management and the responsible use and reuse of materials in business and industry. In conclusion, this research implies that closed loop and product service systems could result in significant efficiencies in sustainable consumption and production of resources.
    Keywords: circular economy; resource efficiency; corporate sustainability; creating shared value; corporate social responsibility; strategic CSR; stakeholder engagement; social responsibility; recycling resources; reusing resources; restoring resources; reducing resources.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2018.10012310
  • Gender mainstreaming of the impacts of 2012 flood-induced migration on household livelihoods in Nigeria   Order a copy of this article
    by Chukwuedozie Ajaero, Arinze Mozie 
    Abstract: This study examined the impact of the 2012 flood disasters on the livelihoods of migrant male-headed (MHH) and female-headed households (FHH) in five rural Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Southeastern Nigeria. These LGAs were selected because they are situated on the banks of rivers, are vulnerable to floods, and are among the most badly devastated areas during the 2012 floods. Data were obtained using mixed methods comprising questionnaire surveys and key informant interviews. From each LGA, 60 households totaling 300 households were sampled. Descriptive statistics, asset index technique, and logistic regression were used for data analysis. The aggregate index for the MHHs decreased from 0.4600 before to 0.1000 after the floods, and from 0.5068 before to 0.0108 after the floods for the FHHs. Age, occupation, income and education were the most significant predictors of livelihood security for the MHHs while income was the major predictor of livelihhood security for the FHHs.
    Keywords: female-headed households; 2012 floods; livelihoods; migration; Nigeria; male- headed households.