A Plan to Improve Recycled Raw Material Supply in a Production Company of RPET

Clara Lopez, Franz Jäeger, Karina Ramirez, Mario Chong

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The world is facing a problem caused by the management of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging. In the Peruvian context, the studied company is the only local company that has a factory which is able to process post-consumer plastic bottles in order to transform them into recycled resin; this is why it performs a fundamental role. This recycled resin is used for elaborating new packages, generating a circular economy into line with the new global paradigm of switching to a model that seeks to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Finally, it was concluded that the collection center implementation will allow the recycling unit to purchase an average of 76 TN additional annual raw materials. The project would have a cost of US$ 151,383, generating a Net Present Value (NPV) of US$ 144,500 with a 25.9% of Internal Rate of Return (IRR), making it viable in a moderate scenario with a recovery period of five years.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Industrial Applications for Improved Supply Chain Performance
EditorsJorge Luis García-Alcaraz, George Leal Jamil , Liliana Avelar-Sosa, Antonio Juan Briones Peñalver
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781799802044
ISBN (Print)9781799802020, 1799802027, 9781799802037
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2019

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