Designing a supply network for sustainable conversion of agriplastics into higher value products

Athanasios Rentizelas, Agnessa Shpakova

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Abstract

This study addresses the problem of agricultural plastic waste being a major stream of waste landfilled. The developed model is designed to optimise the supply chain of converting plastic waste into energy through pyrolysis and applied in a case study of the Scottish agricultural sector to showcase its potential in assessing the feasibility and financial viability in addition to the positive environmental impact of agricultural plastics supply networks. Based on the results this study discusses the benefits of using such a model for decision making purposes, the potential for waste reduction and the implications for the farmer operations
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2017
Event24th EurOMA conference : Inspiring Operations Management - Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20175 Jul 2017
http://euroma2017.org/

Conference

Conference24th EurOMA conference
Abbreviated titleEurOMA 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period1/07/175/07/17
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Keywords

  • supply network design
  • facility location
  • supply chain

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    Rentizelas, A., & Shpakova, A. (2017). Designing a supply network for sustainable conversion of agriplastics into higher value products. Paper presented at 24th EurOMA conference , Edinburgh, United Kingdom.