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Environmental Strategies for Electrical and Electronic Equipment Supply Chains: Which to Choose?

  • Patroklos Georgiadis


    (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Mechanical Engineering, P.O.Box 461, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece)

  • Maria Besiou


    (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Mechanical Engineering, P.O.Box 461, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece)

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    Waste electrical and electronic equipment is one of the major world-wide waste streams triggering the emergence of environmental strategies. Environmental regulations, closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) activities and design-for-environment (DfE) practices are environmental friendly strategies being implemented by governments and industry. In this paper, we apply a System Dynamics model to a CLSC of electrical and electronic equipment in Greece. Extensive numerical investigation provides insights regarding the impact of different legislative measures, CLSC activities and DfE practices on the environmental (availability of natural resources and landfills) and economic sustainability.

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    Article provided by MDPI, Open Access Journal in its journal Sustainability.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 722-733

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    Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:1:y:2009:i:3:p:722-733:d:5809
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