Kaustubh is a PhD candidate part of the Circular Economy: Sustainable Implication and Guiding Progress (CRESTING) project focusing on assessing the circular economy practices and discourses with regard to sustainability and just transition. His transdisciplinary research focuses on the transboundary waste and second-hand products trade from the European Union to the countries in the Global South with a focus on China, Nigeria and Vietnam. He holds a joint MSc degree in Environmental Science, Policy and Management (MESPOM) from Central European University, University of Manchester and Lund University. His B.A. is from Westminster College with a major in philosophy and minors in economics and political sciences.