The Carbon Advantages of Refrigeration Remanufacturing

Report highlights potential for refrigeration remanufacturing

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine, February 23, 2015

A report from an influential cross-party group of MPs has highlighted the potential for remanufacturing, as a way to reduce both costs and carbon, with refrigerated display cases selected as a key area for improvement.

Remanufacturing – defined 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” – will offer a much better environmental option than either sending products to landfill or disassembling for recycling, the MPs say.

The report, Triple Win: The Social, Economic and Environmental Case  for Remanufacturing, makes a series of recommendations for industry, national government and European government alike.

The authors, the All-Party Sustainable Resources Group and the All-Party Manufacturing Group, see potential to effectively create a new sector that could provide jobs, prosperity and a reduced carbon footprint for those involved.

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