Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Developing engineering students’ engagement with Circular Economy practices
Marta Ormazabal, Carmen Jaca, Vanessa Prieto-Sandoval, Álvaro Lleó

Last modified: 08-06-2017

Abstract


The Circular Economy has become a topic of high interest for policy makers, scholars, and business managers because it is shown as a new paradigm to achieve the sustainability of our society. However, the main efforts in Circular Economy cannot be reduced to professional or experts’ acts. Nevertheless,  we consider that if we pretend to meet the current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, we have to teach present generations the principles to achieve the economic, social and economic sustainability in the short and long term. This paper enhances the use of guided and official student clubs at the university to teach and engage engineering students with the Circular Economy practices.


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