Title: Cooking oil waste recycling experiences worldwide: a preliminary analysis of the emerging networks in the São Paulo Metropolitan Region, Brazil

Authors: Mauro Silva Ruiz; Rosicler Barbosa De Oliveira; Aldo Struffaldi; Marcelo Luiz Dias Da Silva Gabriel; Evandro Bocatto

Addresses: Nove de Julho University – Uninove, Avenida Francisco Matarazzo, 612 – Bloco C, 05001-000 – São Paulo – SP, Brazil ' Nove de Julho University – Uninove, Avenida Francisco Matarazzo, 612 – Bloco C, 05001-000 – São Paulo – SP, Brazil ' Nove de Julho University – Uninove, Avenida Francisco Matarazzo, 612 – Bloco C, 05001-000 – São Paulo – SP, Brazil ' Nove de Julho University – Uninove, Avenida Francisco Matarazzo, 612 – Bloco C, 05001-000 – São Paulo – SP, Brazil ' MacEwan University, 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2, Canada

Abstract: The recycling of used cooking oil is gaining increasing attention as society begins to realise the environmental, economic and social benefits of this activity. This study aims to analyse how cooking oil recycling networks are formed to identify ongoing initiatives of collection and reuse, as well as to understand the processes of both formation and expansion of these networks. In a number of countries, initiatives are emerging in this area, each one with specific characteristics. In Brazil, several Civil Society Organizations of Public Interest (CSOPIs) and some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are spreading this idea and forming networks among suppliers of used oil, collection points, processors and companies that use the recycled oil. This study examined two CSOPIs to obtain a preliminary overview of a number of existing initiatives for the collection and recycling of cooking oil in Brazil and the networks that are being formed around these initiatives.

Keywords: cooking oil waste; recycling networks; reverse logistics; recycling; civil society organisations of public interest; non-governmental organisations; NGOs; collection points; cooking oil waste collectors; cooking oil waste suppliers; cooking oil waste processors; Brazil.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2017.084490

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2017 Vol.13 No.3, pp.189 - 206

Available online: 09 Jun 2017 *

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