There are numerous opportunities for increasing remanufacturing and reuse. Some of these opportunities can be explored below.
Increasing awareness of the benefits of a transition away from the linear make-use-dispose economy towards a more circular economy presents an opportunity for remanufacturing – an important circular economy strategy.
There are increasing calls for remanufacturing processes and terminology to be standardised to allow true remanufacturing to be distinguished from other activities. Standards could help increase the demand for remanufactured products.
Remanufacturing can be incorporated in a range of new business models, including service-based business models, which promote the development of closer relationships between the customer and the remanufacturer.
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?
Closing the loop on the circular economy
Nabil Nasr discusses the role of remanufacturing in the Circular Economy as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's publication: "A New Dynamic 2: Effective Systems In a Circular Economy"
Paper explores IP issues in reman of vehicle batteries
A new paper in the Journal of Remanufacturing explores management of intellectual property uncertainty when remanufacturing automotive energy storage systems