Title: The reverse logistics as an environmental tool integrated to environmental management system for an effective management of solid industrial waste

Authors: Maísa Brito De Aquino; Terezinha De Jesus Balieiro; Adriana Almeida Gomes; Marlene Araújo De Faria

Addresses: School of Technology, State University of Amazonas, Av. Darcy Vargas, 1.200, Parque 10, Manaus-AM, CEP 69053-070, Brazil ' School of Technology, State University of Amazonas, Av. Darcy Vargas, 1.200, Parque 10, Manaus-AM, CEP 69053-070, Brazil ' School of Technology, State University of Amazonas, Av. Darcy Vargas, 1.200, Parque 10, Manaus-AM, CEP 69053-070, Brazil ' School of Technology, State University of Amazonas, Av. Darcy Vargas, 1.200, Parque 10, Manaus-AM, CEP 69053-070, Brazil

Abstract: This work is a study that delimited areas such as environmental management and reverse logistics. It aims at demonstrating the possibility of integrating these processes within organisational environment, to prove that ran this way, they turn the management of industrial generated solid waste more effective and it will mitigate the negative impacts resulting from production activities to the environment. Thus, we present the case study conducted at Philips do Brazil Company, located at Manaus Industrial Pole (MIP), which stands out in the electronic equipment manufacturing market. In the development and justification of the research, methodological procedures were used, characterised by a qualitative and descriptive approach. A bibliographic survey, documentary and field research was held. For data collection and analyses, an interview guide was used as instrument. Through the results, it was found the benefits obtained by the company with the creation and implementation of sustainable cycle programme.

Keywords: environmental management; reverse logistics; industrial solid waste; Philips do Brazil Company; sustainable cycle programme; solid waste management; case study; electronic equipment manufacturing; sustainability; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2013.060666

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2013 Vol.8 No.3, pp.205 - 220

Available online: 24 Apr 2014 *

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