News: Remanufacturing and the H.R. 4056 Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Saving Act of 2014
Newly proposed legislation in the US wants the 588,000 vehicles in the civilian Federal fleet to use remanufactured vehicle components where possible, to reduce operation and maintenance costs.
Thursday, 1st May 2014
In February this year, the Federal Vehicle Repair Costing Saving Act of 2014 was introduced to US Congress. If passed, the bill would require the head of each Federal agency to encourage the use of remanufactured vehicle components to maintain Federal vehicles, if using such components reduces the cost while maintaining quality. The bill, introduced by two members of the House of Representatives, is motivated by the findings that federal agencies spent approximately $975 million on repair and maintenance of the 588,000 vehicles in the civilian Federal fleet in 2011. Using remanufactured vehicle components could therefore be an effective strategy for reducing costs while reducing environmental impacts. For the full legislation, please see the external weblink:
Why textile process waste should be remanufactured
H&M Foundation Global Change Award winner calls for remanufacturing of textile waste - a significant economic opportunity for textile mills that will also improve supply chain transparency/traceability and create new, circular business models.