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.

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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An Alternative to Moving Boxes

FROGBOX

FROGBOX provides residential and commercial clients a convenient, affordable and eco-friendly alternative to cardboard moving boxes: stackable, industrial strength, water resistant plastic boxes that are delivered and picked up.
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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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