Reuse or recycle? Recovery options for end-of-use mobile phones in Spain

Ponce Cueto, Eva María and González Manteca, José Ángel and Carrasco Gallego, Ruth (2010). Reuse or recycle? Recovery options for end-of-use mobile phones in Spain. In: "International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability, ICOVACS 2010", 15/11/2010 - 17/11/2010, Valencia, España. ISBN 9788415080015.

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Title: Reuse or recycle? Recovery options for end-of-use mobile phones in Spain
Author/s:
  • Ponce Cueto, Eva María
  • González Manteca, José Ángel
  • Carrasco Gallego, Ruth
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability, ICOVACS 2010
Event Dates: 15/11/2010 - 17/11/2010
Event Location: Valencia, España
Title of Book: CD-ROM Proceedings of the International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability, ICOVACS 2010
Date: 2010
ISBN: 9788415080015
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Reverse Logistics Network Design, Product Recovery through Recycling
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to analyze the most important recovery options for end-of-use mobile phones in Spain. We start with a description of the reverse logistics system for mobile phones in Spain. The two main alternatives for this end-of-use e-waste are: reuse and recycling. The study includes the characterization of the different actors involved in the reverse logistics system (collectors, third-party take-back enterprises, sorting facilities, recyclers...) and a description of the most common logistics practices in the sector. We will also analyze the implications of different recovery options for end-of-use mobile phones. Currently the percentage of mobile phones reused is rather larger than those recycled. Special attention has to be paid to the resale channel on secondary markets. We conclude that we need to regulate this second-hand mobile phone market. Finally, we propose an alternative logistic model for improving this closed-loop supply chain: an integrated model for recovering mobile phones (which includes both options) that allows achieving economies of scale.

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Item ID: 8313
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/8313/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:8313
Official URL: http://www.icovacs.org/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 Jul 2011 15:49
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 17:52
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