Closed-loop supply chains in ICT: Best practices and challenges in Cyprus

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    The rapid advancements of Information Communications Technology (ICT) are leading to extreme improvements in computing power and to the design and development of innovative products and new improved versions of the existing ones. As a result, ICT products become obsolete more quickly and in increased quantities resulting to ever-increasingwaste of electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste). Therefore, greater emphasis is required for integrating environmentally sound choices into supply chain management research and practice. Green supply chain management has developed into an important and growing area of strategic advantage for many countries and companies. Closed-loop supply chains are being used to recover assets that would otherwise be lost. This paper presents best practices and challenges faced by Cyprus regarding its closed loop in the ICT industry. It investigates the performance and satisfaction regarding closed-loop supply chains in Cyprus. The findings and interpretations are summarized, the main research issues and opportunities are highlighted, and recommendations are made for improvements.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)165-177
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Green Engineering
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011


    • Green supply chain management
    • Reverse logistics


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