News: Pitney Bowes hits green milestone
Pitney Bowes Inc. has reached a benchmark this month in its recycling efforts with the recovery of nearly 1.1 million pounds of U.S. equipment during 2008.
Monday, 16th February 2009
The Stamford-based provider of postal services and equipment has recovered millions of pounds of used equipment since the 1950s through its take-back program, which collects the material at six distribution centers throughout the country and brings it to a remanufacturing plant in Newtown that receives more than 2,000 used postage meters and mailing machines per day. According to Pitney Bowes, 95 percent of its mailing-equipment parts are made to be reusable or recyclable under its "Design for Environmental Quality" standard, and the company has a policy in which parts that cannot be reused are sent to a partnering recycling facility. Pitney Bowes, founded in 1920, employs 36,000 workers worldwide and has annual revenues of $6.3 billion. It partners with three major recycling firms.
Remanufacturing Industries Council Announces Historic Alliance of Remanufacturing Organizations
PRESS RELEASE: The Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with four remanufacturing business associations, each representing a different sector within the remanufacturing industry.
RICS tackles the Circular Economy and Public Interest
David Fitzsimons will take part in a breakfast discussion at the ICE to answer the question: why is the Circular Economy still only a minority issue among business leaders and policy makers?
Request for stakeholder engagement from the Wuppertal Institute
The Wuppertal Institute are looking for reuse and remanufacturing stakeholders to contribute to two projects analysing the barriers to reuse and remanufacturing in Europe.