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Deniz Koca. Photo.

Deniz Koca


Deniz Koca. Photo.

The Rubber Industry and Extended Producers' Responsibility Framework: Opportunities and Threats for Swedish Rubber Manufacturers


  • Deniz Koca
  • Mats G. Svensson
  • Christer Kalén
  • Harald Sverdrup
  • Salim Belyazid
  • Hördur Haraldsson

Summary, in English

An array of sustainable ways either to reduce the amount of waste rubber generated or for the re-utilisation of waste rubber products as different means of resources at the end of their service lives are provided and briefly evaluated from economic, social and environmental perspectives. Potential measures which the Swedish rubber industry and its major stakeholders can implement (within the context of extended producer’s responsibility framework) to increase source reduction, reuse, material recycling, and energy recovery from waste rubber are examined. Based on the concept of system dynamics, the links between different issues, possible problems arising from them and the solutions, and their relation to the sustainable waste rubber management system are analysed by understanding the cause and effect relationship between important parameters. A model is developed using Stella 5.1.1u to help the decision makers to evaluate different scenarios in Swedish waste rubber management.


  • Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)
  • Department of Biology
  • Division of Chemical Engineering

Publishing year







Proceeding of the 20th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

Document type

Conference paper


System Dynamics Society


  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Conference name

The 20th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

Conference date

2002-07-28 - 2002-08-01

Conference place

Palermo, Italy