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    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w225/forums/200/rickpics/CER-Graph.gif Off the starting block

    It has been a promising, first six months. Our sense is that the timing has been almost perfect, with policy makers convinced of the huge resource efficiency benefits on offer from expanding the existing €30 billion remanufacturing sector to €100 billion by 2030. Hugo-Maria Schally from DG Environment said at the launch of the Council in January that it is time to bring together the many sectors in which remanufacturing occurs: automotive, digital, aviation, electrical, off-road vehicles, marine, rail, medical instruments and many others; time for European innovation in this field of the circular economy to be promoted and coordinated.

    And that is exactly what we plan to do.


    Thanks especially to our first-year founding member companies and to the trade association members who have offered us support and guidance. Lexmark was the first to join the CER and Maxime Furkel has been a constant source of advice. Our membership target when we launched at the Stanhope Hotel in Brussels in January 2017 is being exceeded and by the end of July we had welcomed such members as Volvo, IBM, SKF and Panalpina amongst others. Over the next three years we are aiming to attract a membership that is representative of the 500 to 750 remanufacturing and refurbishment companies that are growing sales and employment in Europe across a dozen business sectors. We plan also to be in regular communication with the more than 1,000 businesses that are part of the €30 billion sector in Europe.

    • The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) is changing the way businesses design and sell their products and services. We work closely with EMF on the innovation agenda for remanufacturing and see our relationship as a source of ideas, contacts and mutual benefit.
    • China’s leadership and ambition have been an important feature of the circular economy. We awarded Professor Binshi Xu our first certificate of honour and continue to build ties with the research, business and investment community through the China Association of Circular Economy and National Key Lab.
    • Having attended the first, invitation-only World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki – a hugely successful event – we will be lending our support to the second in 2019.

    The bridge with the European Remanufacturing Network (ERN) research community is under development. Oakdene Hollins manages both organisations. We will be highlighting innovation priorities at a workshop on Remanufacturing (ICoR) at Linköping University on 24th – 26th October. . . . [Read More at RemanCoucil.eu]https://static.ombe.com/slir/w125/forums/200/rickpics/CER_logo.jpg