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Recycling 2018, 3(4), 48; https://doi.org/10.3390/recycling3040048

A Voluntary Delivery Point in Reverse Supply Chain for Waste Cooking Oil: An Action Plan for Participation of a Public-School in the State of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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Department of Business and Public Management, Fluminense Federal University, Volta Redonda RJ 27213-145, Brazil
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Grupo de Análise e Sistemas Agroindustriais Agribusiness, Engineering Department, GASA, Fluminense Federal University, Volta Redonda RJ 27.255-125, Brazil
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Received: 13 August 2018 / Revised: 17 September 2018 / Accepted: 5 October 2018 / Published: 10 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Waste Management Practices in Developing Countries)
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Improper disposal of waste cooking oil into sewer systems is harmful to the environment. Through the selective collection, this highly polluting residue can be handled in a less harmful way. The present study presents an action plan for a public school in the Region of Médio Paraíba Fluminense of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to serve as a voluntary delivery point in a reverse logistics chain for waste cooking oil. A case study method with semi-structured interviews was carried out with agents who are part of the chain, including the government, commercial residue generators, collectors, the biodiesel production industry, the community, and teachers and students of the public school. Even though the reverse supply chain for waste cooking oil in the region lacks structure, this study showed that the actors were interested in correctly disposing of waste cooking oil through partnerships and agreements. In addition to the environmental benefits, environmental education actions in public schools, such as the one in this study, can help raise student awareness of issues relative to citizenship and social responsibility and promote employment and income opportunities for recyclable material collector cooperatives and industries that use waste cooking oil as raw material. View Full-Text
Keywords: reverse logistics; used cooking oil; selective collection; school; environmental education reverse logistics; used cooking oil; selective collection; school; environmental education
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Dos Santos Ferreira, L.; Da Silva César, A.; Conejero, M.A.; César da Silva Guabiroba, R. A Voluntary Delivery Point in Reverse Supply Chain for Waste Cooking Oil: An Action Plan for Participation of a Public-School in the State of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Recycling 2018, 3, 48.

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