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Collection of Recyclables from Cubes: A Case Study

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  • Sanne Wøhlk
  • Morten Bie Bogh, Denmark
  • Hardy Mikkelsen, Reno Djurs A/S, Denmark
Collection of recyclable materials is a major part of reverse logistics and an
important issue in sustainable logistics. In this paper we consider a case study
where paper and glass are collected from recycling cubes and transported to a
treatment facility where it is processed for reuse. We analyze how outsourcing
the planning and transportation of the service can result in conflicts of interest
and as a consequence cause unsustainable solutions. Finally, we suggest an alternative payment structure which can lead to a common goal, overall economic sustainability, and an improved financial situation for both the public company and the logistics provider.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSocio-Economic Planning Sciences
Pages (from-to)127-134
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014

    Research areas

  • Inventory-routing, Recycling cubes, Reverse logistics, Transportation planning

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