News: The supply chain implications of recycling
Until recently, end-of-life (EOL) product management was the purview of a small number of firms that could make money out of recycling and/or remanufacturing.
Friday, 29th February 2008
Now, changing customer expectations and stringent product take-back regulations are forcing many goods producing organizations to confront EOL product management, even in cases in which there is no clear economic incentive for doing so. This article presents a framework that highlights the supply chain implications for firms forced into EOL product management where recycling is the only viable option. Discussed are the various recycling options available to managers, as well as the strategic implications of each of these choices. These academic papers are available to purchase through Sciencedirect.com, usually at US$30 each. To do this, it is necessary to register via the weblink given.
CRR contributes to Circular Economy report
Scaling the circular economy in Europe offers investment opportunities worth EUR320 billion, according to a new report produced by SYSTEMIQ with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and with input from the CRR.
CER to open SPARK Workshop on Circular Economy
David Fitzsimons, in his capacity as director of the European Remanufacturing Council (CER), will be opening a SPARK workshop event in Cardiff on 28th March.
Survey launched for Printer Cartridge Reuse project
The European Commission has commissioned a study to support compliance promotion relating to the implementation of Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE and the CRR is investigating the case study of printer cartridge reuse