Circularity Dictionary

and other relevant terminology

Book Pages

Defining things isn't always easy. Here is a list of terms that we plan to define, and in the meantime we would love to hear from you about other terms you'd like us to include!

  • Behavior change

  • Built in (planned) obsolescence

  • Capitalism

  • Carbon neutrality

  • Circular design

  • Circular economy

  • Consumer psychology

  • Corporate sustainability

  • Cradle to grave

  • Customer loyalty

  • Deforestation

  • Durability

  • Environmental justice

  • End-of-life

  • Ethical consumerism

  • Fast fashion

  • Friedman Doctrine

  • Greenhouse gas emissions

  • Greenwashing

  • Intergenerationality

  • Offshore production

  • Life cycle analysis

  • Linear economy

  • Overconsumption

  • Planetary Boundaries

  • Post-colonial exploitation

  • Post-consumer goods

  • Quick Response Model

  • Regeneration

  • Remanufacture

  • Repair

  • Resale

  • Right to repair

  • Social entrepreneurship

  • Sustainability

  • Sustainable Development Goals 

  • Systems thinking

  • Take-make-waste

  • Textile Recycling

  • Transparent Supply chain

  • Upcycle

  • Zero Waste