Closed-loop Supply Chain

Ideally, a zero-waste supply chain that completely reuses, recycles, or composts all materials. However, the term can also be used to refer to corporate take-back programs, where companies that produce a good are also responsible for its disposal.

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5 Responses to “Closed-loop Supply Chain”
  1. D. Bijulal says:

    Is it possible to have “zero-waste” in all cases? Is it possible to completely recycle, reuse, or compost all the materials from all the goods?

  2. stiven says:

    Yes, it is possible to produce zero waist…it’s all around us in nature. Humans are the inventors and only producers of waste.

  3. Joyce Buyco says:

    Definitely not in all cases if we are talking about the materials that we used in our lifetime. At ceratin points, some materials are not recyclable/reusable. On the other hand, some materials takes hundred of years to decompose…

  4. Nature doesn’t actively use everything in its storehouse, as far as I can tell. Hence, crude oil in caverns deep in the earth, the highly robust ground waters that are mixed with that crude oil, etc. Sometimes nature just “stores” materials for a long, long time. Is that zero waste?

  5. Doctor Earth says:

    Nature likely does use everything in its storehouse, we just may not understand that use. That crude oil likely serves a purpose we are not yet aware of. The eco-system produces no waste! To accept this you must accept the idea that waste is at once both superfluos and harmful. This is the definition of waste.

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