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 help enable extended producer responsibility by providing an alternative, and possibly profitable, end-of-life disposal route.

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.

For some products, which are not produced locally due to high labour costs, the reduced logistical of localised remanufacturing may enable re-shoring of production.