Supply Chain professor studies opportunities for businesses to recycle glass
Dr. Amelia Carr, professor and chair of the management department, received acceptance on an article she co-authored, “Closed Supply Chain for Glass Recycling: Current Practices and Challenges”. The paper will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management.
Dr. Carr’s study investigates the current glass recycling practices through the lens of environmental economics and supply chain management. The results suggest that the closed loop supply chain for recycled glass is highly complex and that many factors besides physical costs play a role in an organization’s decision to recycle glass. Further, despite the prevailing challenges of glass recycling, the study suggests that there are opportunities to divert used glass containers from landfills and improve the closed loop supply chain for recycled glass.