Circular Economy: a Bibliometric Mapping
Keywords:Circular Economy, Environmentally, Sustainable development, Recycling, Sustainability
In recent years due to the impact of climate change, there was an increased awareness for the importance of changing our practices. That can be done by integrating the circular economy with environmental thinking and initiatives into the current systems, which in turn will have the role of decreasing the carbon footprint, measuring up the companies profit and also motivate the competitiveness. Despite the benefits of implementing the circular economy saving ideas to the systems, it’s still not widely used. Therefore, in this study a bibliometric analysis is done on the circular economy’s literature over the last two decades to understand the present level of research work in the field. This research is quantitatively evaluating the academic literature and defining research characteristics based on the number of published articles and their citation impact, also it’s quantifying and assessing the scientific success of individuals and organizations in the field. It was found that European countries have contributed with a high number of publications in the area of the research. Based on the results, it is clear that the relevance of the circular economy has increased in recent years, and further study and research is still needed in this area.