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Law and the circular economy.

Thomas, Sean (2019) 'Law and the circular economy.', Journal of business law. (1). pp. 62-83.


Assesses whether English law can accommodate the circular economy. Reviews key features of the circular economy, its status within organisations, and how it may be distinguished from the sharing economy. Considers whether regimes applicable to the treatment of waste may need reform to operate in circular economies, and how the personal property framework of relative title, possessory title and abandonment offers an effective capturing mechanism.

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Publisher statement:This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Business Law following peer review. The definitive published version Thomas, Sean (2019). Law and the Circular Economy. Journal of Business Law (1): 62-83 is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.
Date accepted:06 March 2018
Date deposited:09 April 2018
Date of first online publication:2019
Date first made open access:01 January 2020

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