News: Development of design for remanufacturing guidelines to support sustainable manufacturing
Developing sustainable approaches to manufacture is a critical global concern. Key measures towards this include practising design for environment (ecodesign), e.g. by improving remanufacturing efficiency and effectiveness.
Thursday, 14th February 2008
Remanufacturing is a process of bringing used products to a “like-new” functional state with warranty to match. Its significance is that it can be both profitable and less harmful to the environment in comparison to conventional manufacturing. Remanufacturing has a low profile in world economies and is poorly understood because of its relative novelty in research terms. However, environmental and competitive pressures are changing the global and business environment and this is fuelling interest in the practice. This paper provides the background to remanufacturing together with the findings from workshops recently undertaken in the UK as part of research into design and manufacturing approaches to facilitate remanufacturing. 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.
European Remanufacturing Council launches with a nod to Hollywood
The newly-launched Conseil EuropĂ©en de Remanufacture plans to represent companies which produce â‚¬30 billion of remanufactured products and employ 190,000 people across Europe.
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
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.