Waste and the circular economy: Towards a new model of sustainable development in Morocco?

  • Mohamed Aissam KHATTABI Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Tangier Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Morocco
  • Rajae BELEMHANI Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Tangier Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Morocco
  • Chaimae EL BAKKALI Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Tangier Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Morocco

Abstract

The aim of this work is to show that the circular economy is a new alternative concept to the traditional linear economy, which aims to throw away everything that can be consumed.

The work aims to give renewed interest to this type of economy, which focuses on improving production and consumption patterns and transforming waste into resources in circular loops so that it can be reused again.

This circular economy, which has its origins in sustainable development, aims to minimise the excessive use of natural resources, reduce the impact on the environment and improve people's well-being. Through a descriptive and analytical analysis, we address the issue of how the emergence of circular practices can contribute to the sustainable and efficient management of the waste resource in Morocco.

Morocco's interest in sustainable development, and more specifically in the management of household waste, is not negligible. Nevertheless, there are several shortcomings in this area that handicap the insertion of the new economic model (the circular economy) in waste management and recovery. Therefore, through this work, we are going to show the link that exists between the circular economy and the management of the waste resource within the framework of sustainable development, and we are going to give some proposals that will make it possible to overcome the dysfunctions of the circular economy.

 

Keywords: circular economy, household waste, Morocco, sustainable development

JEL classification : Q01, Q53, Q56, Q32

Paper type: Theoretical Research 

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Published
2023-08-19
How to Cite
KHATTABI, M. A., BELEMHANI, R., & EL BAKKALI, C. (2023). Waste and the circular economy: Towards a new model of sustainable development in Morocco?. International Journal of Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Management and Economics, 4(4-1), 270-283. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8264707