Share:


An approach to packaging waste reverse logistics: case of Slovenia

Abstract

Deriving from insights gained in a concrete empirical quantitative modelling research, the aim of the paper is to present the methodology and results of a Packaging Waste (PW) logistics exploratory study that was conducted in cooperation with a leading southeastern European retail chain company. PW Reverse Logistics (RL) is specific, but an integral part of retail operations and can also represent significant logistics and transportation costs concerns. In our research, we have, with a simulation model, been able to reduce the number of tonne-kilometres for 55% which represents significant cost reduction. The study scope focuses on the RL of industrial PW as the handling object of interest in retail, decoupled from the possible returns flow of non-food items and waste generated on premise by shoppers and employees, classified as non-industrial. It introduces an analytical framework, which has been tested and applied to a real case problem.

Keyword : logistics, reverse logistics, retailing, packaging waste, handling

How to Cite
Lisec, A., Antić, S., Campuzano-Bolarín, F., & Pejić, V. (2017). An approach to packaging waste reverse logistics: case of Slovenia. Transport. https://doi.org/10.3846/16484142.2017.1326404
Published in Issue
May 25, 2017
Abstract Views
23
PDF Downloads
15
Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

References

Abeliotis, K.; Karaiskou, K.; Togia, A.; Lasaridi, K. 2009. Decision support systems in solid waste management: a case study at the national and local level in Greece, Global NEST Journal 11(2): 117–126.

Bain, A.; Ashton, W.; Shenoy, M. 2009. Resource reuse and recycling in an Indian industrial network: efficiency and flexibility considerations, in 2009 Second International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Developing 21st Century Infrastructure Networks (INFRA), 9–11 December 2009, Chennai, India, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFRA.2009.5397868

Cooper, W. W.; Seiford, L. M.; Zhu, J. 2011. Data envelopment analysis: history, models, and interpretations, International Series in Operations Research & Management Science 164: 1–39. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6151-8_1

Coyle, J. J.; Langley, C. J.; Gibson, B. J.; Novack, R. A. 2016. Supply Chain Management: a Logistics Perspective. 10th edition, South-Western College Pub. 639 p.

Da Cruz, N. F.; Ferreira, S.; Cabral, M.; Simões, P.; Marques, R. C. 2014. Packaging waste recycling in Europe: is the industry paying for it?, Waste Management 34(2): 298–308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2013.10.035

EC. 2008. Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on Waste and Repealing Certain Directives (Text with EEA Relevance). 28 p. Available from Internet: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1493496756513&uri=CELEX:32008L0098

EC. 1996. Council Directive 96/61/EC of 24 September 1996 concerning Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC). 15 p. Available from Internet: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:31996L0061

EC. 1994. European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on Packaging and Packaging Waste. 14 p. Available from Internet: http://eurlex.europa.eu/legalcontent/en/ALL/?uri=CELEX:31994L0062

EC DGE. 2012. Preparing a Waste Management Plan: a Methodological Guidance Note. European Commission Directorate-General Environment (EC DGE). 117 p. Available from Internet: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/plans/pdf/2012_guidance_note.pdf

EEA. 2005. Effectiveness of Packaging Waste Management Systems in Selected Countries: an EEA Pilot Study. EEA Report No 3/2005. European Environment Agency (EEA). 96 p. Available from Internet: http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/eea_report_2005_3

EEC. 1975. Council Directive 75/442/EEC of 15 July 1975 on Waste. 10 p. Available from Internet: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:1975L0442:20031120:EN:PDF

DfT. 2004. Efficiency of Reverse Logistics. Reference FL 0217. Department for Transport (DfT), UK.

Fernie, J.; Sparks, L.; McKinnon, A. C. 2010. Retail logistics in the UK: past, present and future, International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 38(11/12): 894–914. https://doi.org/10.1108/09590551011085975

Guimarães, B.; Simões, P.; Marques, R. C. 2010. Does performance evaluation help public managers? A balanced scorecard approach in urban waste services, Journal of Environmental Management 91(12): 2632–2638. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.07.039

Hogland, W.; Stenis, J. 2000. Assessment and system analysis of industrial waste management, Waste Management 20(7): 537–543. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0956-053X(00)00020-9

Huge-Brodin, M. 1997. Reverse Logistics Systems: an Inter-organisational Perspective, Focusing on Paper Recycling. Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis No 630, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics, Linköping University, Sweden. 156 p.

Maynard, S.; Cherrett, T. 2009. Characteristics of Retail Waste Logistics on Winchester High Street: Initial findings from the High Street Business Managers Survey. University of Southampton, UK.

McGhie, C. 2001. Packaging and Reverse Logistics. Report 2000–2001. Scottish Institute of Sustainable Technology, UK.

McLeod, F.; Hickford, A.; Maynard, S.; Cherrett, T.; Allen, J. 2008. Developing Innovative and More Sustainable Approaches to Reverse Logistics for the Collection, Recycling and Disposal of Waste Products from Urban Centres: Literature Review and Identification of Opportunities. University of Southampton & University of Westminster, UK. 145 p.

Pitt, M. 2005. Trends in shopping centre waste management, Facilities 23(11/12): 522–533. https://doi.org/10.1108/02632770510618480

Pitt, M.; Smith, A. 2003. An assessment of waste management efficiency at BAA airports, Construction Management and Economics 21(4): 421–431. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144619032000089599

Samuelsson, A.; Tilanus, B. 1997. A framework efficiency model for goods transportation, with an application to regional less-than-truckload distribution, Transport Logistics 1(2): 139–151. https://doi.org/10.1163/156857097300151660

Shakantu, W.; Muya, M.; Tookey, J.; Bowen, P. 2008. Flow modelling of construction site materials and waste logistics: a case study from Cape Town, South Africa, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management 15(5): 423–439. https://doi.org/10.1108/09699980810902721

Šimenc, M., Lisec, A. 2012. A multidimensional approach to packaging waste reverse logistics evaluation in retailing, in Proceedings of papers of the 17th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2012): New Horizons in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 8–11 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, 501–508.

Triantafyllou, M. K.; Cherrett, T. 2010. Waste Management and ‘Take-Back’ Processes in a Dedicated Shopping Centre: Results from the WestQuay Shopping Centre Managers Survey, Transportation Research Group, School of Civil Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, UK. 61 p. https://doi.org/10.13140/2.1.2042.1440

UNEP. 2009. Developing Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan: Training Manual. Volume 2: Assessment of Current Waste Management System and Gaps Therein. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 25 p. Available from Internet: http://www.unep.or.jp/ietc/Publications/spc/ISWMPlan_Vol2.pdf

WBCSD. 2000. Eco-Efficiency: Creating More Value with Less Impact. World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva. 36 p.

Yin, R. K. 2013. Case Study Research: Design and Methods. 5th edition, SAGE Publications Inc. 312 p.

Yoshinaga, Y.; Nishina, Y.; Inoko, M.; Saito, S.; Tsuyuguchi, T. 2002. Inverse logistics and recycling facilities network evaluation system, NKK Technical Review 87: 45–49.