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This study, for the first time, estimates that the worldwide turnover in remanufactured products is nearly $110 billion, with the European and US industries being roughly equivalent in size. For Scotland, this study estimates the size of the remanufacturing industry to be £1.1 billion, employing some 19,000 people. Comparatively, remanufacturing is more important to the Scottish economy than it is for the UK as a whole.

"Ahrend’s vision is that of a circular economy and therefore we aspire the most sustainable solution of all: products of such quality that they can be reused endlessly. After all, the most sustainable product that can be created is a timeless, beautiful, modular product that doesn’t have to be disposed of or disassembled, but can ‘just’ be reused." Our approach consists out of six simple steps.

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