Workshop to promote remanufacturing and reuse

The Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse (CRR) is holding a one-day workshop on 14th October in London to discuss remanufacturing issues.

Reuse is of course one of the three Rs of waste management - “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” - and unlike recycling it does not require waste to be destroyed and broken down to its component materials.

Remanufacturing is in turn just one of the ways of reusing a product, and is defined by the CRR as "A series of manufacturing steps acting on an end-of-life part or product in order to return it to like-new or better performance, with warranty to match."

According to its organisers, the event will discuss future support and intervention needs in remanufacturing and reuse. Other themes will include performance business models, reuse capabilities, and emerging reuse, and among the speakers will be Jeroen Gruben, director of marketing for refurbished systems at Philips Healthcare, Walter Stahel of the Product Life Institute, and representatives from Rolls-Royce and Ricardo.

The event will be held at the EEF headquarters in central London, and there is a £30 attendance fee to part-cover costs.

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