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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(2): 217-222 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.481

A 3R Implementation Framework to Enable Circular Consumption in Community

Q. Z. Yang, Jifeng Zhou, and Kaihua Xu
Abstract—Circular consumption is an indispensible part of a circular economic system for sustaining the economic growth and mitigating environmental degradation and resource depletion. How to put circular consumption into practice is however a challenge. This paper presents the development of an implementation framework, based on the reduce-reuse-recycle (3R) principle of the Circular Economy theory, for enabling circular consumption in community and for accelerating the pro-3R lifestyle change at the household level. The framework consists of a set of 3R functions to support residents’ practicing circular consumption, a carbon labeling and carbon credit scheme, a partnership program with producers and distributors, and mechanisms to shape pro-3R habits and sustainable lifestyles in community. The framework has been implemented in twenty 3R-enabled community shops in Wuhan and Jingmen cities in China. They demonstrate a novel type of functions that retailing shops can perform in encouraging 3R activities to achieve the goals of circular consumption.

Index Terms—3R principle, behavioral change, circular consumption, circular economy.

Q. Z. Yang is with the Circular Economy Research Center and GEM High-Tech Co. Ltd, 430074 China (e-mail:
Zhou Jifeng and Xu Kaihua are with the GEM High-Tech Co. Ltd, 518101 Shenzhen, China.


Cite:Q. Z. Yang, Jifeng Zhou, and Kaihua Xu, "A 3R Implementation Framework to Enable Circular Consumption in Community," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 217-222, 2014.

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