A carbon footprint based reverse logistics network design model

Devika Kannan, Ali Diabat, Mahmoud Alrefaei, Kannan Govindan, Geng Yong

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Due to the environmental legislation and regulations, manufacturing firms have realized the importance of adopting environmental friendly supply chain management (SCM) practices. In this paper, a mixed integer linear model is developed for a carbon footprint based reverse logistics network design. The proposed model aims at minimizing climate change (specifically, the CO 2 footprint), and it employs reverse logistics activities to recover used products, hence combining the location/transportation decision problem. The proposed model is validated by examining a case study from the plastic sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-79
Number of pages5
JournalResources, Conservation and Recycling
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • Carbon footprint
  • Case study
  • Greenhouse emissions
  • Reverse logistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Economics and Econometrics


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