Circular Economy

We offer expertise in the following aspects of the circular economy:


Product Remanufacture and Reuse

We established the  Centre for Remanufacturing & Reuse in 2006 and it has since attracted worldwide attention as a research resource and route to our advisory services. Remanufacture and reuse are tighter 'loops' of the circular economy and represent a more ambitious approach than recycling, with associated greater economic and environmental value. If you want to investigate your options  contact us here.


Value from End-of-Life Products

Many OEMs are asking: what happens to our products at their end of life? Or at the end of their first use? Most importantly, how can we generate more value from them?

Our team has investigated the flows and values of many end-of-life products such as mattresses, sportswear, clothing, furniture, paints, lubricant oil, and organic and food wastes.

Want to know more about how to extract more value from your end-of-life products?   contact us here.


Corporate Wear – End of Life Management

Tackling end-of-life corporate wear can be a great first step for organisations that want to enhance their contribution to the circular economy. It can be especially helpful in a change programme to signal to staff what is possible and to engage them for the longer term journey of moving the company's products and services towards more circular approaches. We established the  Uniform Reuse website in 2008 and it has since provided a research resource and route to our advice.

If you want to investigate the end-of-life management of your corporate wear and want our suggestions on what else can be done contact us here.