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Waste Management as an Element of the Creation of a Closed Loop of Supply Chains on the Example of Mining and Extractive Industry

Version 1 : Received: 30 May 2019 / Approved: 3 June 2019 / Online: 3 June 2019 (08:41:29 CEST)

How to cite: Dyczkowska, J.; Bulhakova, Y.; Lukaszczyk, Z.; Maryniak, A. Waste Management as an Element of the Creation of a Closed Loop of Supply Chains on the Example of Mining and Extractive Industry. Preprints 2019, 2019060005 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201906.0005.v1). Dyczkowska, J.; Bulhakova, Y.; Lukaszczyk, Z.; Maryniak, A. Waste Management as an Element of the Creation of a Closed Loop of Supply Chains on the Example of Mining and Extractive Industry. Preprints 2019, 2019060005 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201906.0005.v1).

Abstract

(1) Background: Presentation of the method of increasing the competitiveness of the mining industry through the demonstration of the possibility and potential in closing the loop of supply chains through waste management; (2) Methods: The source literature analysis and an arithmetic analysis of the data of statistical materials and data obtained from business in static and dynamic perspectives; (3) Results: According to the latest data available, in Poland, mining wastes account for over a half of industrial wastes, while the annual growth of mining wastes is on the level of 4%. The recorded recovery of mining wastes is on the level of ca. 19%. The exemplary company that deals with the recovery of carbon wastes recovers ca. 80% of material, which is handed over for utilization (4) Conclusions: It has been found that the structure of the level of mining wastes and the level of their recovery rates demonstrate a large potential of closing the loop of chains in this industry and, at the same time, a potential to extend the chains through directing the material from recovery to various sectors. This constitutes an example of the direction of activities that are in line with the EU strategies for the economies of other states which possess this type wastes.

Subject Areas

wastes, closed loop of supply chain, mining, sustainable supply chain, CSR

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