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Key Considerations for Reverse Logistics Operations

Reverse logistics is the set of activities that is conducted after the sale of a product to recapture value and end the product’s life cycle. It typically involves returning a product to the manufacturer or forwarding it on for servicing, refurbishment or recycling.

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Environmental Impact of Plastic Pollution

Marine litter, consisting of between 60-80% plastics, is now seen as a major anthropocentric stressors to the ocean and its biodiversity (United Nations Environment Program, 2019). With an estimated 500 million people, as well as industries worth billions of dollars dependent on healthy reef ecosystems, the continued decline in coral cover and shifts in community composition globally are an extremely worrying trend from economic, social and ecological perspectives. It was estimated that, based on extrapolated data, reefs and their organisms will have been exposed to 15.7 billion macro plastic items by 2025, under ‘business as usual’ scenarios. This represents a 40% increase from 2010 levels.


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Theresa Pang Kim Lian, DLSM
Theresa Pang Kim Lian has substantive years of experiences in the logistics industry, specifically in the field of inventory control. Theresa is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). She completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on September 2019 at SIPMM Institute.
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