Rudolf Pástor, Gabriela Mezeiová, Anna Krivjanska
Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Lamačská cesta 8/A, 81 104 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper received: 22.08.2021.
Paper accepted: 16.11.2021.
Anna Krivjanska, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Lamačská cesta 8/A, 81 104 Bratislava, Slovak Republic,
We understand circular economy as an economic system that aims to eliminate waste throughout an entire value chain – including manufacturing, production and use. Circular economy is also a way of rethinking our approach to waste and to every single stage of a products´ life cycle. Slovakia has been challenged recently to keep up with the changes the automotive industry is undergoing, including the green and digital transformation. The automotive industry producers have to accelerate innovations based on the required transition towards circular economy, an alternative to the unsustainable linear model of economy. The paper focuses on the principles of circular economy, demonstrated by the example of the Slovak automotive industry. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the current state of use of circular economy aspects in the automotive industry in Slovakia. We found out practical approaches of circular economy incorporated by Slovak automotive producers. In context of circular economy, Slovakia perceives prospective transition to automotive electrics industry, the introduction of new progressive technologies and sophisticated production.
Keywords: circular economy, automotive industry, value chain, green transformation.