This research also takes into account
This research also takes into account the key aspects of reverse logistics in global supply chain re-design. Reverse logistics HU 308 the process of planning, implementation and controlling the efficient, effective inbound flow and storage of secondary goods and related information opposite to the traditional supply chain directions for the purpose of recovering value and proper disposal (Fleischmann et al., 1997). Reviews on the reverse logistics network highlight the key aspects of reverse logistics network design, which are driving forces, type of returned products, processes involved, and actor strategies (De Brito et al., 2005). The structure of the reverse logistics network is very much dependent on the type of returned product and the type of re-processing involved (Fleischmann et al., 2000). Plastic waste reverse logistics is initially driven by legislations regarding waste recycling. Market drivers have increasing impact on the reverse supply chain of plastic waste by diverting the flows towards the end market. Processes involved have also an impact on the network structure and product flow (Ginter and Starling, 1978). The structure of the plastic reverse network is a convergent multi-echelon network, as processes including cross-docking, separation, sorting and re-processing are involved. Because plastic waste consists of various plastic types, which need to be separated during the flow and shipped to different destinations for reprocessing, uterus is also a multicommodity-based problem (Bing et al., 2012). Besides the processes, actors involved and their strategies are essential for determining the network configuration of a reverse supply chain (Fleischmann et al., 1997).