Towards More Sustainability: A Dynamic Recycling Framework of Discarded Products Based on SD Theory

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Xia De 1,* Fangru Wu 1

1. School of Management, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, P.R.China, 430070

* Corresponding author.


Received: 2 May 2010 / Revised: 10 Sep. 2010 / Accepted: 23 Nov. 2010 / Published: 8 Feb. 2011

Index Terms

System Dynamics, Recycling, Discarded Product, Collection


The mechanism of a recycling system about discarded products is running with a few critical roles and processes. To identify the relationship and collaborate the activities involved in this recycling circle are the very significant work in practice. For the sake the paper explores and identifies the critical drivers underlying the system, based on which a framework is established to explore the relationship among relevant activities consisted of collection, remanufacturing and resale, as well as companies and customers’ behaviours. A dynamic quantitative model is designed to simulate this vigorous relation, which demonstrates and verifies the rule of this relationship with details about the recycling activities. The information will benefit practitioners a lot in terms of the recycling operation planning under different situation.

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Xia De, Fangru Wu,"Towards More Sustainability: A Dynamic Recycling Framework of Discarded Products Based on SD Theory", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.3, no.1, pp.43-50, 2011. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2011.01.06


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