What Is Reverse Logistics?

Reverse logistics is a relatively new concept, which means that the product after having its useful life depleted will make the way back to nature, or at least the path that most closely approximates it.

The implementation of reverse logistics systems is extremely complex, since to distribute products, companies transport them from large warehouses to smaller storage units until they reach the end consumer.

Already to do the reverse process, organizations need to devise ways to get waste products geographically scattered and focus them on large sites to make their treatment. The logistics costs involved are much higher when it comes to reverse logistics.

Examples of reverse logistics are the collection points for batteries and batteries in supermarkets. Once collected, the units will be subjected to treatments that neutralize or reduce the environmental impact of their disposal, in this case, the ideal is that for each battery produced, one is collected by clearing the ecological balance of the company.

Which Sectors Are Required To Have Reverse Logistics?

However, the National Solid Waste Policy (PNRS), which was last established and regulated by law 12,305 / 2010, found that certain specific chains are obliged to practice this type of logistics for their products.

The chains required by law to perform reverse logistics today are:

Agrochemicals, their residues, and packaging;

Batteries;

Tires;

Lubricating oils, their residues, and packaging;

Fluorescent lamps, sodium and mercury vapor and mixed light;

Electronic products and their components;

Products marketed in plastic, metal or glass containers.

It is also necessary that companies belonging to the other chains pay attention to the publication of sectoral agreements or changes in the law that may require them to practice reverse logistics.