The coordination of packaging recycling chain in Brazil

Ticiana Braga De Vincenzi, Roberta Souza Piao, Diego Alfonso Vazquez-Brust, Marly Monteiro de Carvalho

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    This paper analyses the coordination of the packaging recycling chain established by Company A. Company A developed a technical solution for coordinating the packaging recycling chain and provides a certificate of recycling for its clients (industry). The paper also highlights the initiatives raised by the private sector for addressing the problem of waste management and social inclusion. To understand and allow a broad view of the phenomenon, data was collected from Company A and members of the packaging recycling chain, as waste picker cooperatives, through a mix of desk research with qualitative methods, including interviews, observation research, and participatory workshop. The content of the transcripts and desk research was analysed based on themes identified in the literature and real terms used by the interviewees and by the lecturers. Theoretically, it contributes to the literature of waste management shedding light on the coordination of activities by a private company. The participation and sharing of responsibilities with local institutions are essential to increase the efficiency of waste management. As practical implications, the outcomes indicate the importance of links with waste picker cooperatives for increasing the formalization in the recycling packaging chain and promoting social inclusion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIndustrial Engineeering and Operations Management
    Subtitle of host publicationXXVI IJCIEOM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 22–24, 2021
    EditorsAntônio Márcio Tavares Thomé, Rafael Garcia Barbastefano, Luiz Felipe Scavarda, João Carlos Gonçalves dos Reis, Marlene Paula Castro Amorim
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030785703
    ISBN (Print)9783030785697
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2021
    EventIJCIEOM: International Joint conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management: XXVI IJCIEOM - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Duration: 22 Feb 202124 Feb 2021

    Publication series

    NameSpringer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
    ISSN (Print)2194-1009


    ConferenceIJCIEOM: International Joint conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
    CityRio de Janeiro


    • recycling chain
    • circular economy
    • social Inclusion


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