THE CHALLENGE OF REVERSE LOGISTICS FOR E-WASTE IN BRAZIL – A CASE STUDY IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS INDUSTRY
Waste of Electronics (E-waste) or electrical and electronic equipments (WEEE) is an important strategic issue due to its impact on environment. The disposal became more important when the government creates law to force the logistic reverser of their goods to an appropriate disposal with the objective of encouraging the return in the reverse chain and, thus, motivated the growth of the research field of reverse logistics for environmental issues. Furthermore, the world growth of the consumption of these goods causes the emergence of a paradigm related to the end of the useful life or the end of the consumption of these products. As an application, the study of reverse logistics of E-waste and WEEE was carried out. In this context, this work uses a mathematical modeling and an geographic method to design of the reverse supply chain. The model was applied to the case study area and then solved with the implementation in CPLEX that was able to solve all these scenarios to the optimality. The model was solved by a commercial solver and its performance was assessed. The model presents feasibility with enough computing time to aid in management decision making.