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Alignment of circular economy business models for framing national sustainable economic development

Article history: Received 18 October 2021, Received in revised form 30 October 2021, Accepted 25 November 2021, Available online 26 November 2021

pages: 5-14

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32933/ActaInnovations.42.1


Dzintra Atstaja, Natalija Cudecka-Purina, Raisa Hrinchenko, Viktor Koval, Janis Grasis, Rudite Vesere


Circular economy offers opportunities to boost jobs and tackle climate change. The article reflects aspects of the impact on the environment through sectoral policies to support the circular economy because current business as usual model, based on the linear economy principle leads to a staggering inefficiency in nature resources are managed, with increased pollution, loss of ecosystems and substantial losses of value with each product disposed. This requires a change not only in consumer behaviour but even more on the resource extraction and material production side. The purpose of the research paper is to develop a decision-making matrix providing a step-by-step approach for the policymakers.


business models; circular economy; systems dynamics; sustainability