Module 1

Managing Basic Technical and Environmental Concepts Towards a Circular HRM Model

Before we get into the circular economy principles and circularity in detail, let’s get to know this new economic model that demands to change our economical behavior completely. What is linear if we are talking about a circularity? How to close linear flows? Is it worth it?

Unit 2

Material & human circularity


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[2] Brunner, P. H., & Rechberger, H. (2020). Handbook of Material Flow Analysis: For environmental, resource, and waste engineers. CRC Press. 

[3] Laner D., Rechberger H. (2016) Material Flow Analysis. In: Finkbeiner M. (eds) Special Types of Life Cycle Assessment. LCA Compendium – The Complete World of Life Cycle Assessment. Springer, Dordrecht.

[4] C. Auriault (LGI), F. Aze (LGI), J. Morgan (LGI), A. Sopelana Gato (Tecnalia), K. Fifer Bizjak (ZAG), A. Mauko (ZAG), A. Mladenovic (ZAG), V. Feirrera (UAVR), A. Canas Rojas (Greenize), P.M. Costa Branco (The Navigator Company), P. de Oliveira Rodrigues (The Navigator Company), J.J. Cepria Pamplona (ACCIONA), (2017), Comprehensive analysis of the existing and emerging approaches of circular economy models in pulp and paper industry

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[6] Pagone, E., Salonitis, K., & Jolly, M. (2018). Energy and material efficiency metrics in foundries. Procedia Manufacturing, 21, 421–428. 

[7] Rebelato, M. G., Saran, L. M., Cury, V. B., & Rodrigues, A. M. (2017). Environmental performance analysis: Foundry industry case report. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 28(2), 248–263. 

[8] Environment Protection Authority, (2016), Foundries, Guideline

[9] Wänerholm, M., (2017), Nordic Foundries, Denmark, ISBN 978-92-893-5227-7, 

[10] Mitterpach, J., Hroncová, E., Ladomerský, J., & Balco, K. (2016). Environmental analysis of Waste Foundry Sand via life cycle assessment. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(3), 3153–3162. 

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[15] Circular HRM (2019), Employee Training for Circular Human Resource Management, Erasmus+ Strategic partnership for vocational education and training, Project number: 2019-1-BE01-KA202-0504448 (Circular HRM)

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[17] Moriez, D. (2020), Circular Economy: Transofrmation of the labor market and change in Human Resource Management Practices, Circular Economy, ch.:3, pp. 29-51, Access address: http://10.1002/9781119777076.ch3

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