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Re-Commerce to Ensure Circular Economy from Consumer Perspective

Arman, Saleh Md. and Mark-Herbert, Cecilia (2021). Re-Commerce to Ensure Circular Economy from Consumer Perspective. Sustainability. 13 , 10242
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Abstract

Responsible consumption practice is crucial to minimizing waste as part of sustainable development (SDG 12). This can be achieved by extending product life in a cradle-to-cradle system as part of a circular economy. However, are consumers willing to extend product life by reusing materials? The phenomenon of re-commerce, where consumers sell products to each other (C2C), takes place in physical as well as web-based markets. This project focuses on enabling factors for re-commerce practices on Facebook among consumers in Bangladesh. A review of existing literature provided grounds for an empirical focus group study of Bangladeshi consumers. Using a social practice theory perspective in a thematic analysis shows that enabling factors in terms of technical competence, context-bound conditions influencing meanings such as socially accepted procedures, and practical practices relating to materials such as payment forms and logistics support, all serve as enabling or hindering factors. The study contributes to the understanding of conditions for re-commerce practices as part of a circular economy system where consumers are encouraged to engage in responsible consumption by extending product life cycles.

Authors/Creators:Arman, Saleh Md. and Mark-Herbert, Cecilia
Title:Re-Commerce to Ensure Circular Economy from Consumer Perspective
Series Name/Journal:Sustainability
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:13
Article number:10242
Number of Pages:17
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2071-1050
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (Peace and Conflict Research and Studies on Sustainable Society)
Keywords:Facebook, regenerative economy, social practice theory, sustainable development, thematic analysis
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113986
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113986
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Type of IDID
DOI10.3390/su131810242
Web of Science (WoS)000699853200001
ID Code:25871
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:19 Oct 2021 08:25
Metadata Last Modified:19 Oct 2021 08:31

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