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dc.contributor.authorMuriithi, Joseph K.
dc.contributor.authorNgare, Innocent O.
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-06T10:49:38Z
dc.date.available2023-10-06T10:49:38Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.citationK Muriithi, J., & Ngare, I. O. Transitioning Circular Economy from Policy to Practice in Kenya. Frontiers in Sustainability, 4, 1190470.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.3389/frsus.2023.1190470
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/27021
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractPolicies are imperative in assessing how certain proposed actions or practices can be implemented. In the context of the circular economy, public policies have been influential in determining the way practices are adopted and implemented. In specific contexts, policies can be used to assess a country’s preparedness to transition to the circular economy by examining how those that are formulated support the transition. This study examines Kenya’s circular economy policy landscape by looking at the strides made by the country to embrace the concept and principles of the circular economy and focusing on the policies formulated so far. Using the thematic analysis approach, the study examines relevant circular economy laws, policies, and regulations to capture the initiatives the country has taken to embrace circular economy principles. The study’s overall finding points to environmental sustainability, resource e ciency, sustainable economic development, and stakeholder engagement as the four primary policy areas shaping Kenya’s transition to a circular economy. However, there persist certain obstacles to the eective implementation of circular economy principles. These challenges encompass the prevailing dominance of the government in the circular economy sector, which ought to be a collaborative endeavor involving both the private and public sectors. Furthermore, there is a scarcity of financing mechanisms to support circular economy initiatives, inadequate infrastructure to eectively implement circular economy practices, and a lack of capacity to propel progress in both the public and private sectors. Given that many of these challenges revolve around the financial aspect, the study recommends that the Kenyan government considers providing financial incentives to foster dynamism in harnessing the environmental and economic potential oered by the emerging circular economen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFrontiersen_US
dc.subjectcircular economyen_US
dc.subjectcircularityen_US
dc.subjectpoliciesen_US
dc.subjectpracticesen_US
dc.subjecttransitionen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleTransitioning Circular Economy from Policy to Practice in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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