Using a consolidation centre to reduce deliveries and waste collections from an urban UK shopping centre

Maria Triantafyllou, T. J. Cherrett

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Transport Research Arena (TRA 2018) conference, April 16-19, 2018, Vienna, Austria
PublisherTRA
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018
EventTransport Research Arena 2018: A digital era for transport - Solutions for society, economy and environment - Reed exhibitions Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 16 Apr 201819 Apr 2018
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ConferenceTransport Research Arena 2018
Abbreviated titleTRA 2018
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period16/04/1819/04/18
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Keywords

  • Waste logistics
  • Urban consolidation centre
  • Reverse logistics
  • Green logistics
  • Waste collections
  • Waste Management
  • Retail sector
  • Shopping centre

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Triantafyllou, M., & Cherrett, T. J. (2018). Using a consolidation centre to reduce deliveries and waste collections from an urban UK shopping centre. In Proceedings of the 7th Transport Research Arena (TRA 2018) conference, April 16-19, 2018, Vienna, Austria TRA. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1491632