Circular Economy Based on Reverse Logistics: A Systematic Literature Review


  • Ana-María Correa-Vaca Universidad ECOTEC. Ecuador
  • Cristóbal Miralles ROGLE - Departamento de Organización de Empresas. Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia. España
  • Fidel Márquez-Sánchez Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo. Ecuador
  • Arnaldo Vergara-Romero Universidad ECOTEC. Ecuador


Circular Economy, Reverse Logistics, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Waste Management.


The Circular Economy is an evolving concept, and its practices must be adapted according to the needs of the region where they are implemented. Latin America is in an initial phase. The area of operations management is crucial in achieving the inclusion of efficient and environmentally friendly processes through reverse logistics. This study aims to identify the primary references, approaches, and theories related to the circular economy and reverse logistics. Systematic Literature Review, applying the PRISMA approach, which different authors have adapted. In addition, the VOSviewer tool was used to build and visualize bibliographic networks. Among the findings, the growing tendency to publish on the subject stands out, with more than 33% of publications made in the last five years concentrated in 2022, highlighting the concentrations of countries with large economies, England, China, India, and the USA; most of them are based on mathematical models to address their proposals.




How to Cite

Ana-María Correa-Vaca, Cristóbal Miralles, Fidel Márquez-Sánchez, & Arnaldo Vergara-Romero. (2024). Circular Economy Based on Reverse Logistics: A Systematic Literature Review. Kurdish Studies, 12(1), 3022–3037. Retrieved from

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