Consumer Collectives in Circular Economy: A Systematic Literature Review

  • Roosa Luukkonen Tampere University
  • Elina Närvänen Tampere University
  • Larissa Becker Tampere University
Keywords: Circular Economy, consumer collectives, circular consumption, sustainable consumption, systematic literature review


The article presents a consumer collective perspective to circular economy. Many circular
solutions require collective actions from consumers, such as sharing resources or participating
in local initiatives. Yet, there is no comprehensive understanding of consumers as members of
collectives in the circular economy literature. This study aims to synthesise the scattered and
multidisciplinary research on consumer collectives engaged in circular consumption through a
systematic literature review approach. Furthermore, the study focuses on the problem of what
is the role of consumer collectives in circular economy.

10.5 Towards Circular Economy in Organisations and Consumption