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Enhancing circular economy for polyethylene foam waste: development and analysis of collection and recycling solutions for Nomapack® products

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Zimmermann, Kelly ULiège
Promotor(s) : Bay, Maud ULiège
Date of defense : 19-Jun-2020/23-Jun-2020 • Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2268.2/8829
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Title : Enhancing circular economy for polyethylene foam waste: development and analysis of collection and recycling solutions for Nomapack® products
Author : Zimmermann, Kelly ULiège
Date of defense  : 19-Jun-2020/23-Jun-2020
Advisor(s) : Bay, Maud ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Fox, Fanny ULiège
Lisein, Olivier ULiège
Rössler, Eckhard 
Language : English
Number of pages : 136
Keywords : [en] Circular Economy
[en] Plastic Packaging
[en] Polyethylene Foam
[en] Recycling
[en] Sustainable Development
[en] Waste
Discipline(s) : Business & economic sciences > Strategy & innovation
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en sciences de gestion, à finalité spécialisée en Intrapreneurship and Management of Innovation Projects
Faculty: Master thesis of the HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'Université de Liège

Abstract

[en] Plastic packaging manufacturers are going through uncertain times. The awareness of
sustainability is increasing and more than ever these manufacturers are under media criticism.
Additionally, the European Union is putting plastic producers in the spotlight. A European
strategy for plastics in a circular economy and recycling targets should help to promote
sustainable development. Plastic packaging manufacturers are under pressure to react to these
contextual changes.
This thesis aims to develop and analyze collection and recycling solutions for polyethylene
foam packaging waste from a multinational business-to-business company, which is active in
the extrusion of synthetic foam, to prevent the foam from incineration and landfilling. Several
solutions are developed which determine where and how to collect, transport and recycle the
post-industrial foam waste from a certain type of the company’s customers.
The analysis and comparison of those solutions is carried out by following the three pillars of
sustainable development. Consequently, the solutions were analyzed according to their
economic viability, their impact on the environmental protection and their impact on social
equity.


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  • Zimmermann, Kelly ULiège Université de Liège > Master sc. gest., à fin.

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  • Fox, Fanny ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > UER Management : Gestion des ressources humaines
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  • Lisein, Olivier ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > UER Management: Gest. du chgt, innovation et intrapreneuriat
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  • Rössler, Eckhard
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