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Reducing CO2 emission through the promotion of the local potentialities and sustainable logistics: A focus on transportation of materials and packaging supplies

Authors
  • CEPPA, CLARA
  • MARINO, GIAN PAOLO
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Source
PORTO Publications Open Repository TOrino
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Language
English
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Abstract

In times of global warming, climate change and international summits, the debate, even in the field of design, is often limited to materials, production and technologies. Today, however, through a "systemic planned management" is finally possible to improve, albeit in part, these criticisms in particular by acting on the efficiency of logistics flows of packaging (input) of business processes. The systemic methodology, here presented, promotes precisely this type of management by creating new networks in which local companies/suppliers, geographically close one another, work together to achieve economic and environmental benefits both immediate and tangible. The positive benefits are given substance thanks to a greater traceability of materials and packaging components and their suppliers, as well as a higher quality of the entire supply-chain and a significant reduction of logistics costs and CO2 emissions. According to this methodology, the next step will be that one of extending the logistics improvement process to the management phase of packaging waste (output). Companies will then have advantage in selling their waste to local companies who will use them as raw materials for their processes, in making the best use of resources already on site and in promoting the local economy by exploiting territorial potentialities.

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