REVERSE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE CIRCULAR PU FOAM FROM APPLIANCE. CHALLENGES AND BARRIERS

1 JAGODA Agnieszka
Co-authors:
1 KIBA JANIAK Maja - 2 KRZYWONOS Małgorzata 2 KOŁAKOWSKI Damian
Institutions:
1 Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Poland, EU, agnieszka.jagoda@ue.wroc.pl, maja.kiba-janiak@ue.wroc.pl, malgorzata.krzywonos@ue.wroc.pl
2 GZM Metropolis, Poland, EU, d.kolakowski@metropoliagzm.pl
Conference:
CLC 2023 - Carpathian Logistics Congress, Wellness Hotel Step, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, November 8 - 10, 2023
Proceedings:
Proceedings CLC 2023 - Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
26-31
ISBN:
978-80-88365-17-4
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
10th April 2024
Metrics:
13 views / 16 downloads
Abstract

The actions of the European Commission, as well as the sustainability goals developed by the UN, are forcing companies to take steps towards a circular economy. One such product that can be potential reused is PU foam from appliance equipment. The introduction of appliance PU foam into the circular economy involves a reorganisation of the reverse supply chain. This requires the involvement of different stakeholder groups that are involved in the entire process. The aim of this paper is to present the current reverse supply chain for appliance-derived PU foam and to propose a new reverse supply chain concept to build a new closed-loop ecosystem for PU foam. Based on a survey among different groups of stakeholders, the challenges and barriers of designing a reverse supply chain for closed-loop PU foam will be presented. The project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036854.

Keywords: Reverse supply chain, circular economy, PU foam

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