Reverse Logistics Applied to the Sustainable Management of Post-Consumer Cement Packaging

Cyro Drumond Colares-Moreira, Fernando B. Mainier
2019 International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science  
One of the main global challenges is developing methods for the sustainable destination of nonrecycling wastes. In this study, a sustainable treatment and destination for post -consumer cement packaging through analyses of its potential as an alternative fuel in cement production an d the evaluation of the use of reverse logistics as a tool for the management of this waste were carried out. A methodology was adopted through bibliographic research, laboratorial evaluation of cement bags and case
more » ... study of reverse logistics in a large Brazilian cement company that uses co-processing. The results proved, through laboratory analyses, the suitability of the post-consumer cement packages for use as alternative fuel in clinker kilns. The viability was proven through the use of the reverse logistics tool as a management model, using facilitating levers such as return freight and collected packing volumes. The results of these experiments can provide a basis for cement companies, especially in South America, to use similar methods to ensure the final reverse logistics of their waste.
doi:10.22161/ijaers.6.6.41 fatcat:yxw4pp63ubej7egudoub7odzpy