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RLMT302 - Environmental Issues in Reverse Logistics

Course Details

Course Code: RLMT302 Course ID: 4301 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides students with an overview of sustainment of materials recovered from waste management programs. Students will study environmental regulations and their impact on company’s plans to dispose of unused or waste materials into landfills or recycling programs. Students will gain a perspective on how reverse logistics can work to improve the environment to help increase the value of the company’s products, and increase revenue in the process. The student will evaluate the direct and indirect impact of reverse logistics operations and the impact on the local, regional, and world environment. The “green” movement will be explored as a competitive advantage. The student will study various recycling processes for various products, from automotive to clothing to food and beverages.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

1. Identify the primary Federal framework governing all aspects of production material, maintenance material, and, product, recovery and disposal AND corporate discharges.
2. Explain the importance of the 29 CFR Hazard Communication Standard, requirement for an MSDS to an organization’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs and protocols.
3. Contrast and integrate environmental regulations that impact on organizational plans to dispose of unused or waste materials.
4. Define domestic and international mathematical technical and scientific terms used in EHS programs.
5. Describe modalities related to sustainment of materials recovered from waste management programs
6. Identify areas of specific concern related to the packaging and protection of finished goods throughout their life cycle, and those material’s impact on waste streams.
7. Evaluate the direct and indirect impact of reverse logistics operations on the local and regional and world environment.
8. Describe the competitive advantages of green practices.

NameGrade %
Forums 32.00 %
Wk 1 Forums 3.56 %
Wk 2 Forums 3.56 %
Wk 3 Forums 3.56 %
Wk 4 Forums 3.56 %
Wk 5 Forums 3.56 %
Wk 6 Forums 3.56 %
Wk 7 Forums 3.56 %
Wk 8 Forums 3.56 %
Wk 1 Introduction Forums 3.56 %
Paper Assignments 32.00 %
Assignment - Week #2: Paper 1 8.00 %
Assignment - Week #3: Paper 2 8.00 %
Assignment - Week #6: Paper 3 8.00 %
Assignment - Week #7: Paper 4 8.00 %
Term Project Outlines 12.00 %
Assignment - Week #4: Term Project Part 2 - Abstract and Detailed Outline 6.00 %
Assignment - Week #5: Term Project Part 3 - Referenced Outline 6.00 %
Term Project Paper 24.00 %
Assignment - Week #8: Term Project Paper 24.00 %

Emergency Response Guidebook, 2016 - available free online

Link: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/PHMSA/DownloadableFiles/Files/Hazmat/ERG2016.pdf

The MSDS Pocket Dictionary - available online

Link: https://riskmanagement.nd.edu/assets/13395/msds_pocket_dictionary.pdf

Book Title:The MSDS Pocket Dictionary - available online
ISBN:9781890911027
Author: No Author Specified
Unit Cost:$5.75
Book Title:Emergency Response Guidebook, 2016 - available free online
ISBN:9781598048131
Publication Info:Claitor's Law Books and Publishing
Author:US Department of Transportation
Unit Cost:$8.45

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.