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The ByeBuy! Shop: testing shopping scapes in a circular economy


Mate, K, The ByeBuy! Shop: testing shopping scapes in a circular economy, Unmaking Waste in Production and Consumption: Towards the Circular Economy, Emerald Publishing Ltd., R Crocker, C Saint, G Chen and Y Tong (ed), Bingley, UK, pp. 123-142. ISBN 978-1-78714-620-4 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conventional shopping-scapes are designed to promote a linear form of consumption. Products are moved from production systems through consumer distribution nodal points. The consumption of commodities through these points is promoted as the main, if not only, legitimate activity of shopping centres. A circular economic (CE) paradigm offers an alternative to the current model of linear consumption so that there are restorative processes to ensure products, components and materials are valued at all stages of product life (Ellen Macarthur Foundation, 2013). However, this model, like its contemporary linear model, overlooks the opportunities for more socially rewarding consumption that could particularly be addressed through the shopping scape. The ByeBuy! Shop was conceived to test ideas on an alternative shopping scape to increase social engagement and reduced consumption without the use of money for exchange. Accordingly, it is used here to exemplify a CE paradigm.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:circular economy, sustainable consumption, disruptor, shopping, shopping-scapes, alternative economies, retail design
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Interior design
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Consumption
UTAS Author:Mate, K (Ms Kirsty Mate)
ID Code:120647
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2017-08-29
Last Modified:2018-12-13

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