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Recycling and resource efficiency in manufacturing
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 well 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“
REMake experts confirm that resource efficiency is the key to the future profitability and competitiveness of Europe’s manufacturing companies
Brussels, 22 June 2012 - The REMake conference ‘Tapping the potential of resource efficiency in the European manufacturing industry’ attracted over 100 participants amongst industrial associations, resource efficiency experts and policy makers on 20th June 2012. Resource efficiency experts from France, Germany, Italy and Spain showcased multiple examples of how to reduce the consumption of materials, water and energy and outlined their recommendations for greater resource efficiency in Europe’s manufacturing industry. [more]