Antecedents for circular bioeconomy practices towards sustainability of supply chain

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Journal of Cleaner Production, 2022, 348, (-), pp. 131329
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The current emerging economy of the leather industry is primarily linear Increasingly rigorous legislative specifications for environmental preservation in developed countries have created huge pressure for the leather industry In light of international efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs a circular bioeconomy approach has gained compelling traction in addressing waste management challenges in the leather industry The concept of circular bioeconomy encourages recycling of wastes yielded from leather processing However as of now there is still a lack of research on bioeconomy concepts in the leather industry context Hence the purpose of this study is to put forth the antecedents for circular bioeconomy practices BEP in the leather processing industry LPI along which a firm can enhance its sustainability Seventeen antecedents of BEP have been identified from the extensive literature review and experts survey and their effects on each other are assessed using a blended grey based decision making trial and evaluation laboratory model Four major antecedents such as sustainable infrastructure for leather industry biodiversity advancement in sustainable products sustainability threshold levels for bioeconomy technologies are identified as the most crucial key antecedents for BEP in the context of the LPI In the present study six antecedents are identified as causal whereas eleven antecedents are identified as effect group antecedents The sustainable infrastructure for leather industry is identified as the most crucial driving antecedent in ensuring circular BEP The findings of this study provide a structural decision support model to the industry managers practitioners and relevant stakeholders that assists in knowing the cause and effect group antecedents of BEP towards attaining sustainability in the supply chain 2022 Elsevier Ltd
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