Optimising Reverse Supply Chains for Resource Recovery: Insights from ICRIER Sampada WSUT- Linear Programming Model

The reverse supply chain contributes to resource conservation, thus helping to recover several embedded critical minerals from the e-waste. Electronic devices contain valuable materials such as gold, silver, copper, and rare earth elements. When e-waste is improperly discarded, these resources also vanish. Through efficient recycling processes, the reverse supply chain can recover these precious materials, reducing the need for new mining and lowering the environmental impact associated with raw material extraction. This not only conserves resources but also supports the economy by supplying raw materials for new electronic products.