A Holistic Circular Economy Model for a Sustainable Supply Chain in the Food Sector

Jeya Santhini Appannan, Salini Devi Rajendran, Sharmila Laksmi Muniandy, Dhaarshini Balachandran

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Scholarly research is required to support the global service food sector in food waste and loss mitigation. Even though the linear economy was extremely effective in producing material wealth in industrial nations until the twentieth century, it has shown shortfalls for its inappropriateness. It has depleted the system's resources, triggering a financial crisis and environmental degradation. This led food waste and loss issues to new heights, thus calling for the design of effective mitigation measures. Hence, this chapter recommends the emergence of green technologies and sustainable practices as potential drivers for the food industry to reduce food waste and loss at each stage of the ecosystem and subsequently transform the entire system into a circular economy. This chapter also introduces a detailed understanding and harmonized approach to the circular economy in attaining sustainable food supply chain management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Designing Sustainable Supply Chains to Achieve a Circular Economy
EditorsYanamandra Ramakrishna, Siti Norida Wahab
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781668476666
ISBN (Print)9781668476642, 9781668476659
Publication statusPublished - 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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