14. Redefining value - The manufacturing revolution, remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and direct reuse in the circular economy

Do you want to learn about industrial processes, complementary to recycling, that keep the value of products (and not only materials) within the system?.

Come to this workshop to learn a key aspect of circular economy, well-aligned with current objectives of resource efficiency and resource productivity: the concept of value-retention and creation of new value within economic production-consumption systems. The workshop will deep-dive in specific value-retention processes such as remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and arranging direct reuse, and will touch base on recycling; all processes that enable closing material loops. It will highlight the environmental and economic benefits of implementing such processes, emphasizing resource savings and climate change benefits as well as creation of jobs. It will set the necessary conditions for the viability of the different processes implementation, including the product and system design required, and desirable business models, and will also identify the regulatory, market, technological and infrastructure barriers that might be present within national economies and how to overcome them. 


Date and time:

Monday 25 February 2019, 16:00 - 17:30


Flanders Meeting & Convention Center. Room: Darwin

Room: Darwin

Hosted by:

UN Environment IRP


  • Mr. Nabil Nasr
  • Mr. Jocelyn Bleriot
  • Mr. Janez Potocnik