Romanian Economy between Linearity and Circularity. A Bioeconomic Perspective

  • Mihaela Denisa Coman Phd. Research Assistant, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Science and Technology Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania
  • Constantin Aurelian Ionescu Lecturer, Hyperion University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Mihaela Lixandru (Leasa) Phd Stud, Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania
Keywords: Bioeconomy, linear economy, circular economy, non-renewable resources, recycling, biofuels


Romania's present economy is characterized by its linearity, an important consumption of non-renewable resources, an incipient form of recycling and a production based on a high consumption of resources at high costs. At European Union level, the desire to evolve and transform the current economies into bio-economies is astringent. A bioeconomy, characterized by the achievement of sustainable production with a minimum consumption of fossil resources and a maximum result, the development of durable products, limiting the effects of pollution, increasing the quality of life and health of the population, reducing dependence on non-renewable resources, increasing food security, recycling rate and waste reduction, outlines a new model of economy that requires society to evolve into a future based on sustainable development.

The aim of the paper is to analyze aspects of the bioeconomy and to point out how Romania can transform its current economy into a bioeconomy, while at the same time achieving sustainable economic development. 


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How to Cite
Coman, M. D., Ionescu, C. A., & Lixandru (Leasa), M. (2019). Romanian Economy between Linearity and Circularity. A Bioeconomic Perspective. LUMEN Proceedings, 7(1), 59-72.