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Sustainability 2016, 8(4), 277; doi:10.3390/su8040277

Strategic Aspects of an Eco-Logistic Chain Optimization

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Faculty of Economic Science, Koszalin University of Technology, Kwiatkowskiego 6E, 75-343 Koszalin, Poland
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Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Transport, Department of Logistics and Transport Systems, Maritime University of Szczecin, 11 Pobożnego Str., 70-507 Szczecin, Poland
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Academic Editor: Manfred Max Bergman
Received: 30 December 2015 / Revised: 13 February 2016 / Accepted: 29 February 2016 / Published: 25 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 5th World Sustainability Forum - Selected Papers)
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Abstract

The result of ecological aspects being taken into consideration in human activities and aiming at an optimization of the chains of deliveries is an intention to close the loop of deliveries. One of the ways to achieve this aim is an application of the concept of ecologistics. While waste constitutes one of the main elements of ecologistics, it poses the most serious threat to the natural environment. The state’s ecologic policy for the years of 2002–2010 was a document to support the activities of communes aimed at environmental protection. Long-term objectives are to be realized within the framework of the Strategy of the Sustainable Development of Poland by the Year 2025. In this article, an attempt was undertaken of a critical interpretation of American and European views in this area. The possibilities of the optimization and polyoptimization of the behaviors of individual and group inhabitants in the context of logistics chains modelling were highlighted. Standardized indexes will permit an effective assessment of the behaviors of a human or a given society referred to the economic (business) values in an area determined by the necessity of the functioning of ecologistic chains (this activity is proper to the objectives of designing and an objective assessment of the functioning of ecologistic chains). View Full-Text
Keywords: chain of deliveries; ecologistics; waste; commune; human behaviors chain of deliveries; ecologistics; waste; commune; human behaviors
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Korczak, J.; Kijewska, K.; Iwan, S. Strategic Aspects of an Eco-Logistic Chain Optimization. Sustainability 2016, 8, 277.

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