Towards a sustainable management of end-of-life vehicles in Qatar: A closed-loop circular economy model
The end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are potentially harmful for the environment if they are not processed or recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. In Qatar, the municipality removed almost 13,878 ELVs from different cities by the end of 2012. Experts estimate that around (1,000) ELVs are released to Qatar's streets each month. That adds up to (12,000) ELVs per year since 2012. This research highlights the importance ELVs problem in Qatar, and proposes a sustainable management of ELVs using a closed-loop supply chain strategy. The proposed solution will be to build a new reprocessing factory called as Qatar Automobile Reprocessing Plant that reprocesses and recycles the ELVs. The social, economic and environmental impacts of ELVs is discussed as well. The analysis envisages to have significant benefits for Qatar such as analyzing the sustainability impacts of recycling processing from a life cycle perspective and creating a circular economy model for local industries that will able Qatar to independently reprocesses ELVs without the need of exporting to other countries. IEOM Society International.
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