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

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  • 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)

Abstract

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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  • Patroklos Georgiadis & Maria Besiou, 2009. "Environmental Strategies for Electrical and Electronic Equipment Supply Chains: Which to Choose?," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 1(3), pages 1-12, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:1:y:2009:i:3:p:722-733:d:5809
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    1. Samantha E. Cruz-Sotelo & Sara Ojeda-Benítez & Jorge Jáuregui Sesma & Karla I. Velázquez-Victorica & Néstor Santillán-Soto & O. Rafael García-Cueto & Víctor Alcántara Concepción & Camilo Alcántara, 2017. "E-Waste Supply Chain in Mexico: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Management," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 9(4), pages 1-17, March.
    2. Romy Morana & Stefan Seuring, 2011. "A Three Level Framework for Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management—Linking Society, Chain and Actor Level," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(4), pages 1-14, April.

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    Keywords

    sustainability; closed-loop supply chains; design-for-environment; environmental legislation; electrical and electronic equipment; System Dynamics;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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