Today’s shrinking product lifecycles and accelerated product-to-market launches are placing unprecedented pressures on the retail sector to deal with a surfeit of goods and end-of-life products. In response, the EU has enacted a considerable body of environmental legislation that place responsibility on retailers, producers and distributors for the collection, treatment and recovery of end-of-life materials. Due to the complexities of material-specific collections, many retailers outsource them to specialised waste contractors resulting in considerable variation in contractual, business and operational practices and complex waste logistics networks. This paper aims to identify the potential logistics and environmental impacts that could arise from the use of a traditional urban consolidation centre in Southampton UK as an inspection, treatment and consolidation platform for mixed, recycling and hazardous wastes produced by 92 retailers operating within the city’s main urban shopping centre.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 7th Transport Research Arena (TRA 2018) conference, April 16-19, 2018, Vienna, Austria|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Apr 2018|
|Event||Transport Research Arena 2018: A digital era for transport - Solutions for society, economy and environment - Reed exhibitions Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria|
Duration: 16 Apr 2018 → 19 Apr 2018
|Conference||Transport Research Arena 2018|
|Abbreviated title||TRA 2018|
|Period||16/04/18 → 19/04/18|
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- Waste logistics
- Urban consolidation centre
- Reverse logistics
- Green logistics
- Waste collections
- Waste Management
- Retail sector
- Shopping centre