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Network design for reverse logistics of waste tires in the State of São Paulo

Grant number: 13/22784-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2014
Effective date (End): March 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering - Operational Research
Principal Investigator:Eli Angela Vitor Toso
Grantee:Felipe Sanches Stark
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias para a Sustentabilidade (CCTS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Sorocaba , SP, Brazil


The concern about environmental issues, the search for sustainability and legal pressures have caused producers accountable for waste generated during production and products by the end of their useful lives . In this context , Reverse Logistics plays a fundamental role to achieve the goals set by the government together with businesses , civic organizations and consumers . One of the products handled by national and international legislation is waste tire. The tire is a composite product and has many negative impacts on the environment if their disposal is inadequate . In Brazil , the resolutions of the "Conselho Nacional de Meio Ambiente" ( CONAMA ) and the law nº 12305 "Política Nacional de Resíduos Sólidos" ( PNRS ) set targets to be met by manufacturers and importers, and to fulfill these goals it is necessary to implement the reverse logistics tires. Some studies of this area have discussed the influence of these policies in the logistics and reverse logistics networks proposing settings specific to each situation . The objective of this project is to study reverse logistics network design of tires in the State of São Paulo using mathematical programming models to represent the decisions involved in the location of facilities for collecting and / or processing capacity of these facilities and material flow . It will try to consider besides objectives related to minimizing logistics costs , others objectives related to reducing the emission of pollutants , both in the stage of transporting materials between different facilities , such as the processing steps in final disposal sites. (AU)

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