New Definitions to Boost Business
Reman leaders are hopeful that the agreement by six trade associations to find common definitions for basic industry terms - ‘remanufacturing process’ and ‘core’ - will help increase awareness of remanufactured products.
“The increased use of remanufactured products around the world is accelerating an international drive towards a circular economy,” says John Chalifoux, president and chief operating officer of MERA. The common definitions will “further help the industry communicate the quality, value and sustainability benefits of remanufactured goods”.
The fact that they have been agreed across borders is particularly significant, according to Salvador Munoz Zarate, general manager of WABCO Reman Solutions and delegate of CLEPA to the Basel Convention: “It’s a giant step forward for a global and ever-growing industry.” Peter Bartel, vice chairman of the APRA Europe Board, insists that remanufacturing is more and more on the agenda of governments, adding that the decision “will enable us to speak with one voice, enabling us to better present our views and solutions around sustainability to our customers, relevant organisations, policymakers and governments around the globe”.
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