1. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart (2002): This groundbreaking book provides a revolutionary design framework for creating products and systems that promote environmental stewardship and social justice. A must-read for anyone looking to understand the principles and benefits of a circular economy.
2. The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability – Designing for Abundance by William McDonough and Michael Braungart (2013): This book builds on the ideas of Cradle to Cradle and outlines an innovative approach to design and production that looks to create abundance instead of diminishing resources.
3. The Circular Economy Handbook: Business, Government and Civil Society by Kate Raworth (2018): This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the circular economy, looking at how businesses, governments, and civil society can work together to create a more sustainable and regenerative future.
4. The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows by Peter Lacy and Chris Laszlo (2015): This book provides a detailed look at how the circular economy can be implemented from a business perspective, offering practical advice and case studies from companies that have successfully adopted the model.
5. Rethinking the Circular Economy: The New Role of Business and Innovation in Sustainability by John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz (2017): This book explores the potential of the circular economy and how it can be used to create a more sustainable and equitable world. It outlines how businesses can use the model to their advantage while also considering the ethical and environmental implications of the transition.