Here you can find an open list of some key English literature around the sustainable and circular product design. If you wish to add publications that might be interesting to others, please contact me.


Meaningful Stuff: Design That Lasts
Design for Maintainability


Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy: Towards a Wasteless Future or a Wasteful Planet?
Biomimicry and Business: How Companies Are Using Nature's Strategies to Succeed
Design in Crisis: New Worlds, Philosophies and Practices
Circular Business Models - Developing a Sustainable Future


Design for the Real World
This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook
Teaching Circular Design - A Handbook for Educators
Remanufacturing in the Circular Economy: Operations, Engineering and Logistics


Products That Flow: Circular Business Models and Design Strategies for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
Bio Design: Nature, Science, Creativity
Designs for the Pluriverse
Re-Defining Value - The Manufacturing Revolution
Politics of the Everyday
Designing for the Circular Economy
Business Models in the Circular Economy: Concepts, Examples and Theory
Designing Sustainable Energy for All: Sustainable Product-Service System Design Applied to Distributed Renewable Energy
Aesthetic Sustainability: Product Design and Sustainable Usage
Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research
Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research


The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design
Design for Life: Creating Meaning in a Distracted World
Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design
Sustainable Manufacturing: Challenges, Solutions and Implementation Perspectives
The responsible object : a history of design ideology for the future


Resilient by Design: Creating Businesses That Adapt and Flourish in a Changing World
Circular Economy, Industrial Ecology and Short Supply Chain
Sustainable Consumption : Design, Innovation and Practice
Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future


Materials and Sustainable Development
Design, When Everybody Designs. An introduction to Design for Social Innovation
Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption
3D Printing with Biomaterials: Towards a Sustainable and Circular Economy
Sustainable Materials without the hot air: Making Buildings, Vehicles and Products Efficiently and with Less New Material


Products That Last: Product Design for Circular Business Models
Sustainability in Engineering Design: An Undergraduate Text
Designing Sustainability: Making Radical-changes in a Material World
Creating sustainable innovation through design for behaviour change: full project report
The Guide to the Circular Economy: Capturing Value and Managing Material Risk
Handbook of Recycling
Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, strategies, local realities
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade


The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability
Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming
Okala Practitioner Applying Ecological Design
The Handbook of Design for Sustainability
Handbook of Sustainable Engineering
Motivating Change - Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment


Creating a Sustainable Economy
An Institutional and Evolutionary Approach to Environmental Policy
Environment: Why Read the Classics
Freitag - Out of the Bag
The Localization Reader: Adapting to the Coming Downshift
Materials for a Sustainable Future
Economies of Recycling: The Global transformation of materials, values and social relations


Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives
The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch
What's Mine Is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live


The Blue Economy: 10 Years, 100 Innovations, 100 Million Jobs
Longer Lasting Products
Ecodesign Implementation: A Systematic Guidance On Integrating Environmental Considerations Into Product Development
Designing for Re-use
The Life of Consumer Packaging
Linkages of Sustainability
Recycle: the Essential Guide
Product Design in the Sustainable Era

Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing


Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming Our Consumer Culture
Cradle to Cradle. Remaking the Way We Make Things
Design for Environment: A Guide to Sustainable Product Development
Design for Sustainability: A Step-by-Step Approach
Design for Environmental Sustainability
Design Is the Problem: The Future of Design Must Be Sustainable

System Innovation for Sustainability 2: Case Studies in Sustainable Consumption and Production - Mobility
System Innovation for Sustainability 3: Case Studies in Sustainable Consumption and Production ― Food and Agriculture
The Durable Corporation. Strategies for Sustainable Development


System Innovation for Sustainability 1: Perspectives on Radical Changes to Sustainable Consumption and Production
Wabi-Sabi, For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers


Design for Sustainability: A Practical Approach
Adventures in EcoDesign of Electronic Products


Made to Break Technology and Obsolescence in America
In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World
Sustainable by Design: Explorations in Theory and Practice
The Performance Economy


The Logic of Sufficiency
Emotionally Durable Design: Objects, Experiences and Empathy
Greening the Industrial Facility
Perspectives, Approaches, and Tools


Eternally Yours: time in design


ECODESIGN Pilot: Product Investigation, Learning and Optimization Tool for Sustainable Product Development
Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash 


Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature
The Eco-design Handbook: A Complete Sourcebook for the Home and Office
A Thousand Shades of Green: Sustainable Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Mechanical Life Cycle Handbook Good. Environmental Design and Manufacturing


Design and Environment: A Global Guide to Designing Greener Goods
Sustainable Solutions: Developing Products and Services for the Future
Information Systems and the Environment


How to do EcoDesign?: a guide for environmentally and economically sound design
Fatal Consumption:
Rethinking Sustainable


Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution


Design for Environment: Creating Eco-Efficient Products and Processes
The Ecology of Industry. Sector and Linkages

The Durable Use of Consumer Products: New Options for Business and Consumption
Upsizing: The Road to Zero Emissions- More Jobs, More Income and No Pollution


Ecodesign: A Promising Approach to Sustainable Production and Consumption
Eternally Yours: Visions on Product Design
The Industrial Green Game. Implications for Environmental Design and Management



The Green Imperative: Ecology and Ethics in Design and Architecture
The Toilet Papers: Recycling Waste and Conserving Water


The Greening of Industrial Ecosystems



Green products by design. Choices for a Cleaner Environment



Our Common Future
The Lifetime of a Durable Good.
An Economic Psychological Approach

1989 - 1980

Design for the Real World (1984)
Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment (1989)

1979 - 1970

Design Nature and Revolution Toward a Critical Eco (1972)
Small is Beautiful
Rubbish Theory: The Creation and Destruction of Value

1969 - 1960

The Waste Makers (1960)

1950 - 1900

Selling Mrs. Consumer (1929)