Product Takeback

Product takeback is a key component of circular business models, because it is the point where the process "bends" and brings products and the materials they contain back into use rather than continuing on to landfill or incineration. Upcycling, reuse, and repair/refurbishment are also key in maintaining the highest possible use for the product and the resources embedded in the product. Responsible management of materials not only creates resources, but also protects the environment and workers from the impacts of potentially hazardous substances still in use.

PureWRX
PureWRX partnered with IT hardware leader Juniper Networks to create Juniper Certified PreOwned, extending the useful life of computer equipment that might otherwise be scrapped after use. The program allows customers to extend the life of their networks by using this certified pre-owned equipment.
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ECOR Fiber Conversion, Manufacturing & Upcycling Process
The ECOR manufacturing process allows for the conversion and upcycling of low value, often problematic, waste resources into a high performance building materials.
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H&M Unwanted Garment Collection

H&M

H&M has set the vision of becoming 100% circular, including only using recycled or other sustainably sourced materials and taking a circular approach in how products are made and used.
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H&M Clothing Reselling

H&M

H&M seeks to extend the life of a garment. This means striving for long product durability and facilitating secondary use, for example second-hand sales.
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Best Buy E-waste Recycling

Best Buy

To address the issue of e-waste, in 2009 Best Buy established its recycling program. In fiscal year 2016 the company introduced changes to its in-store recycling program that allows it to continue to provide this service for its customers.
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Best Buy Trade-In Program

Best Buy

The Best Buy Trade-In Program is the core of its “reuse” phase of the product lifecycle.
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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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Technology for Reselling Goods

Optoro

Optoro's technology helps retailers and manufacturers process, sort, and resell returned and excess goods directly to consumers.
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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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Giving New Life to Used Electronic Devices

Gazelle

Gazelle pays consumers cash for gadgets they no longer use even if damaged and helps consumers save money on pre-owned devices.
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Complimentary Shoe Repair Service

Tamara Mellon

Tamara Mellon offers complimentary shoe repair services to extend the life of purchased shoes in partnership with Cobbler Concierge. Shoes are guaranteed for 2 years; shipping and service are free.
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Blue Jeans Donated for Housing Insulation

Madewell

Madewell accepts unwanted jeans and donates them to make housing insulation for Habitat for Humanity builds. Consumers also receive $20 off a new pair of jeans for every pair they donate.
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Clothes the Loop

The North Face

The North Face accepts and recycles used clothing and shoes — of any brand and in any condition — with all proceeds benefiting the Conservation Alliance, which funds community-based campaigns to protect wilderness and recreation areas.
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Kiehl's Recycle and Receive Complimentary Products

Kiehl’s Cosmetics

Kiehl’s offers consumers a complimentary Kiehl’s Travel Collection product for every 10 full-sized Kiehl’s products they recycle at a retail counter.
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Back-to-MAC

MAC Cosmetics

M·A·C accepts returns of its primary packaging through the Back-to-M·A·C Program. By returning six M·A·C primary packaging containers to a M·A·C counter or M·A·C Cosmetics online, consumers receive a free M·A·C lipstick of their choice as a thank you.
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GREEN EILEEN

EILEEN FISHER

GREEN EILEEN is a clothing take back program that collects, sorts and resells gently worn EILEEN FISHER clothing. All profits from the resale of the clothing support programs that create positive change for women, girls and the environment.
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Apple In-Store Trade-Up

Apple

Customers can recycle any Apple device online or at any Apple Store. For qualifying devices, customers will receive a gift card online, and credit toward a purchase in-store. Apple will either refurbish the device for resale or recycle its materials responsibly to be reused.
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H&M Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

H&M

H&M collected 13,600 tons of garments in stores in 2015. H&M blends 20% recycled fibers into new clothes. Unwanted garments can be dropped off at any H&M store no matter what brand or condition.
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Reusing Cardboard Boxes for Donations

Give Back Box

Give Back Box® reuses online shipping boxes or any other cardboard box consumers may have to donate your unwanted household items to charity.
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I:CO Clothing Recycling

I:CO

I:CO collects clothing as well as shoes in cooperation with retail partners, organizes the transport to the sorting and recycling plant, sorts the items and promotes a closed loop recycling structure.
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Kids’ Stuff Buyback Program
Kid2Kid buys children’s gear, clothes and toys for cash or store credit.
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Reselling Used Furniture

AptDeco

AptDeco is the easiest way to buy and sell used furniture. The company takes care of payments, scheduling, pick up & delivery, insurance, and more.
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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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Renting Work Tools

Toronto Tool Library

Founded in 2013 on a disruptive vision to transform consumption in society, the Toronto Tool Library is a non-profit social enterprise that lends specialized tools to community members.
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Renting High-Quality Furniture

Furnishare

Funishare saw an opportunity for something new and unique in the market - customers pay for access to high-quality furniture rather than owning it outright.
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Leasing Blue Jeans

Mud Jeans

Mud Jeans is pioneering a lease model for its organic cotton jeans, in order to ensure raw materials supply and discover new business opportunities. Alongside purchasing the jeans in the conventional way, users can choose to lease Mud Jeans for €5 / month.
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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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