In the manufacturing industry, recycling and resource efficiency can unlock large potential for innovation, growth and higher profitability. Today, on average, material consumption accounts for over 40% of operating costs in a medium-sized manufacturing company. When adding electricity, waste and wastewater treatment to the bill, material costs account for nearly 50% of all costs compared to an average of 20% for personnel costs.
This new REMake website on recycling and resource efficiency for the manufacturing industry wants to help unlocking this potential for eco-manufacturing in Europe. It offers hands-on information, technical expertise and practical tools for manufacturing SMEs and supply chains as awell as experts in resource efficiency. Furthermore it encourages the exchange of experiences and showcases interesting eco-manufacturing examples.
If you want to share an eco-manufacturing experience, we look forward to receiving your contributions at “remake[at]icon-innovation.de“
On 20 June 2012, the REMake project on recycling and resource efficiency in manufacturing is organising a major European conference on “Tapping the potential of resource efficiency in the European manufacturing industry” in Brussels.