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Soft systems analysis of reverse logistics battery recycling in China

Soft systems analysis of reverse logistics battery recycling in China

Zhou, Li ORCID: 0000-0001-7132-5935, Naim, Mohamed M. and Wang, Yan (2007) Soft systems analysis of reverse logistics battery recycling in China. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 10 (1). pp. 57-70. ISSN 1367-5567 (Print), 1469-848X (Online) (doi:

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This paper analyses China’s current battery recycling logistics practices. The aims are to identify the possible obstacles and weaknesses in the existing system and then, more importantly, to recommend better and more practical approaches for battery recycling logistics in China. The methodology adopted uses the soft system methodology to illustrate an overall rich picture for the system and then to benchmark against best practices in other countries dealing with similar problems.We conclude that there is a lack not only of governmental policies, technical guidance and administrative resources, but also of cost-effective recycling technologies, funding resources and public participation. The fundamental approach recommended for recycling batteries in China is first to introduce it into China’s legislative, only after which its practices can improve.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: soft systems methodology, reverse logistics, battery recycling, China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Supply Chain Management Research Group
Faculty of Business
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