Manufacturer Returns

Manufactuerers play an important role in the circular economy beyond design considerations. Manufacturer takeback progams offered to businesses and consumers provides the manufacturer a stock of products for reuse or refurbishment, which creates quality pre-owend goods for the market. Collecting products also allows the manufacturers to ensure that materials and components are recovered and recycled responsibly to provide further resources back into the circular economy.

ReStart

Tarkett

Tarkett's ReStart Program allows flooring installation professionals to return and recycle old flooring instead of sending it to landfill. It is a complete program that educates the installer and gives them the tools, and incentives, to return the used products back to Tarkett for reuse.
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Linoleum Flooring

Tarkett

For more than a century, Tarkett has been making linoleum flooring with great care and attention using the same manufacturing process and renewable raw materials such as linseed oil, resin, jute, wood and cork flour.
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Dell Reconnect Program

Dell

In partnership with Goodwill Industries, Dell collects used electronics of any brand via our Dell Reconnect program at more than 2,000 locations across the United States. The products are then delivered to Dell’s Environmental Partner network for responsible reuse or recycling.
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Managed Print Services (MPS) and Instant Ink Service

HP

HP’s Managed Print Services (MPS) and Instant Ink service helps customers, large and small, save money, lower their environmental impact, and ensure responsible use and recycling.
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Global Asset Recovery Services

IBM

IBM’s Global Asset Recovery Services (GARS) organization applies a high level of business intelligence and analytics in the reuse and redistribution of its assets, including those assets managed for IBM’s clients. This facilitates the maximization of reuse across the product lifecycle.
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Battery Production

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls and network partners re-evaluated all aspects of the battery life cycle, including how to most effectively and efficiently design and sell new batteries, collect used batteries from the retailer, recycle the materials and turn them back into new batteries
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Tires 4ward Program

Bridgestone

Bridgestone has established its Tires 4ward program to collect more than 10 million spent tires since 2012. All the tires they collect go on to another useful purpose, such as floor mats, paving, asphalt, mulch, and as a component in new tires that Bridgestone produces in its “Ecopia” line of tires.
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Recycling Program for Print Supplies

HP

HP’s first-of-its-kind closed-loop recycling program for print supplies was designed in collaboration with key recycling and materials suppliers and partners. Through this program, returned ink cartridges are disassembled and separated into metals, plastics, and other materials.
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Printing Blanket Conversion

Enviro Image Solutions

Enviro Image Solutions is a Canadian company that converts spent printing blankets used by printers from one-time consumables into multi-use assets.
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North Vernon Recycling Facility

Hilex Poly Co. LLC

Hilex Poly Co. LLC, the largest manufacturer of plastic carryout bags in North America, created its Bag-2-Bag closed loop recycling program, which recycles used plastic retail bags and other consumer films to make new plastic retail bags with high levels of recycled content.
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NHS Ambulances

DLL

DLL, the leading funder of National Health Services (NHS) ambulances, looked to refurbish the vehicles and increase their lifespan.
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HARMONIC Program

Ethicon

Surgical technology company Ethicon and Utah-based not-for-profit health system Intermountain Healthcare have implemented a product-level circular system to deliver on joint sustainability, financial and clinical goals.
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Charlotte Remanufacturing Center

Ingersoll Rand

The Ingersoll Rand Charlotte Remanufacturing Center’s cleaning process has been awarded the platinum award by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Department for exceeding compliance standards in all water-sampling discharge limits and reporting requirements for five consecutive years.
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Reuse and Recycle Program

SunPower

By designing for durability, SunPower’s panels have an expected useful life of more than 40 years (defined as 99% of modules producing at least 70% of their power), and they illustrate how we can move away from the concept of a “disposable” product.
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Nike Grind

Nike

Nike Grind is a material made from recycled sneakers collected through the company’s Reuse-A-Shoe program, plastic bottles and manufacturing scraps from Nike’s factories.
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