Keywords: WEEE, waste electrical and electronic equipment, end–of–life management, EOL products, reverse logistics, transport costs, Greece, mathematical modelling, mixed integer linear programming, MILP, waste management
Transportation cost analysis of the Hellenic system for alternative management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
This work presents an ex post analysis of the reverse logistics system for the alternative management of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) in Greece, in view of the system's initiation in 2004. The aim was to predict how this system would provide guidelines concerning facility locations for WEEE collection and to calculate the transportation costs for WEEE management. A mathematical mixed integer linear programming model of the system was developed on the basis of both extensive survey of international cases and careful considerations of both the national EEE market, as well as the national and local waste management conditions, practices and possibilities.