Reverse Logistic Strategy for the Management of Tire Waste in Mexico and Russia: Review and Conceptual Model

Management of tire waste is an important aspect of sustainable development due to its environmental, economical and social impacts. Key aspects of Reverse Logistics (RL) and Green Logistics (GL), such as recycling, re-manufacturing and reusable packaging, can improve the management of tire waste and...

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Main Authors: Maria-Lizbeth Uriarte-Miranda, Santiago-Omar Caballero-Morales, Jose-Luis Martinez-Flores, Patricia Cano-Olivos, Anastasia-Alexandrovna Akulova
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: MDPI AG 2018-09-01
Series:Sustainability
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Online Access:http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/10/3398
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Summary:Management of tire waste is an important aspect of sustainable development due to its environmental, economical and social impacts. Key aspects of Reverse Logistics (RL) and Green Logistics (GL), such as recycling, re-manufacturing and reusable packaging, can improve the management of tire waste and support sustainability. Although these processes have been performed with a high degree of efficiency in other countries such as Japan, Spain and Germany, the application in Mexico and Russia has faced setbacks due to the absence of guidelines regarding legislation, RL processes, and social responsibility. Within this context, the present work aims to develop an integrated RL model to improve on these processes by considering the RL models from Russia and Mexico. For this, a review focused on RL in Mexico, Russia, Japan and the European Union (EU) was performed. Hence, the integrated model considers regulations and policies performed in each country to assign responsibilities regarding RL processes for the management of tire waste. As discussed, the implementation of efficient RL processes for the management of tire waste depends of different social entities such as the user (customer), private and public companies, and manufacturing and state-of-the-art approaches to transform waste into different products (diversification) to consider the RL scheme as a total economic system.
ISSN:2071-1050