Supporting Remanufacturing — the backbone of the Circular Economy.

Work Programme

Our 2017 work programme will be refined by our members. The types of activities to be undertaken by the Council include:

Manage a launch event in Brussels for the new Council.
Highlight the intellectual property (IP) issues relating to remanufacturing that need to be resolved (e.g. remanufactured items containing the patented components & brand names of OEMs that have been remanufactured by a third party).
Publish a list of priority research tasks.
Provide insight and evidence to OECD, UNEP, WEF, EU and others in policy making.
Promote public and profit-sector procurement of remanufactured and refurbished products.
Reach out to new audiences beyond those engineers, academics and policy makers already familiar with remanufacturing.
Identify issues of common interest, both amongst corporate members (in camera), and with EU and Member State policy makers (e.g. legislative barriers, standards, green public procurement, tax relief, communication of benefits & barriers, etc.)
Present evidence-based research and the position of CER members at relevant events.
Maintain relationships with the research community through the European Remanufacturing Network (ERN) and innovation themes with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and China Association of Circular Economy (CACE).
Manage this website containing timely, accessible information (legal advice, best practice, case studies) relating to the work of the Council, its members, and the remanufacturing sector.

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Circular economy and remanufactiuring in Europe