Closing the Loop in Supply Chains

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“The Smell of Money” Istanbul The other face of Istanbul
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A Success Story 1891 – Michelin introduces the “removable” bike tire Charles Terront, Winner of PBP, 1891 on Michelin tires
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Disposal of Tires
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A Success Story 1901 King Camp Gillette
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Municipal Waste In 1999, 14 states had no landfill capacity left 8 additional states have less than 10 years capacity U.S. EPA 2002
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What We Waste Every American consumes 136 lbs of resources/week 2000lbs of waste discarded to support it Paper, CO2, agricultural waste, effluent, packaging material, nitrous oxides 4.1 billion pounds of pesticides/year globally 539 billion pounds of toxins discharged by the top 50 products of the US chemical industry (1986 data) Source: Hawken, Ecology of Commerce
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What does is mean to “clean up”? 90,000 hazardous waste sites in the US 1200 toxic sites in the US Remedies: cap, enclose, label, guard against future leakage and contamination Container life shorter than poison’s life span Remedies: incineration
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course MGT 3501 taught by Professor Chang during the Fall '10 term at Georgia Tech.

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