Remanufacturing of photocopiers is in decline from its once strong position with in the UK marketplace. There are several causes, technical and market-driven, responsible for this general decline. However, there is an impetus to export these units overseas for use in secondary markets and, as long as there is a general need for these items, this activity is reducing a global, rather than purely the UK carbon burden. In addition, it should transfer technological capabilities to less developed countries. Within the UK, there is still potential to increase the demand for good quality remanufactured photocopiers by encouraging the public sector to purchase remanufactured units where cost and quality requirements can be demonstrably met.

This 2006 report has been reformatted for 2009.


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