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January 14, 2021 Thursday 11:50:08 AM IST

Circular Economy, a New Book on Resource Utilisation and Sustainability

Policy Indications

Circular Economy: (Re)Emerging Movement written by Shalini, an environmentalist, will be released by Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog on 29th January via Zoom Meet. This book happens to be the first book on Circular Economy written by an Indian author.

The book is a scholarly work on the maturing of Economies --- Closed, Open, Linear and now CIRCULAR. The author elaborates on how the new concept of Circular Economy could be a resource multiplier for countries especially for India where recycling rates are one-third to that of the global average. The book advances from the linear to Circular approach divulging how scarce resources could be put to optimum utilization, to restore our planet’s harmony. Author has picked up several sectors, outlining how each could become sustainable through a loop-based approach. Several case-studies, infographics and diagrams make it easier for the reader to delve into the subject. An astute research work, the book is recommended for Circular Economy practitioners, Sustainability heads, industry experts, government bodies, policymakers, academia, research, people from associated sectors, students, bilateral and multilateral organization that are working in sustainability.

A post graduate environmentalist Shalini has been actively working in sustainability. She developed a Zero Waste program which helps entities to reduce their Carbon-Footprint. Her ‘Project Zero’ made headlines when it was awarded by the Uttarakhand State govt. An active social worker, she has several awards that add to her laurels. She has been recognized and awarded by Social Founder; London, Global Goodwill Ambassador; the US, ICUNR; India. She is currently chairing the International Council for Circular Economy. An active speaker, she takes up initiatives in promoting educational opportunities, leadership development, entrepreneurship and empowerment of youth and women. Her first book (this) happens to be the first book on ‘Circular Economy’ in India. The book has already garnered enough attention for the author to work on her next book.