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After providing a brief overview on Europe's legislative situation with regard to the demanded recovering and recycling of end-of-life vehicles the paper characterizes the specifications of a modeling approach describing the design of a recycling network including a large variety of different cooperating actors set at diverse positions on a reverse supply-chain. It advances with a discussion of requirements a suitable optimization approach needs to fulfil. Then it proceeds by addressing the optimization approach that has been chosen and it concludes by providing results for an ideal network design.
Date of Conference: 5-8 Jan. 2004