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# A Sustainable Reverse Logistics System: A Retrofit Case

## Abstract

This chapter presents a real case study of a recyclable waste collection system aiming at redesigning service areas and associated vehicle collection routes to support a sustainable operation. Not only economic objectives are to be considered, but also one should account for environmental and social aspects. The economic dimension is modeled through traveling distance that directly influences the global cost. The environmental one is modeled throughout the calculations of the CO_{2} emissions. Finally, the social aspect is considered by aiming to define a balanced solution regarding working hours among drivers. A multi-objective solution approach based on mixed-integer linear programming models is developed and applied to real data.

## Keywords

Carbon dioxide emissions Global cost Multi-objective programming Routing problem Working hours## Supplementary material

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