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The Global Impact of Remanufacturing


Raw Materials Saved from Original 


Million Tons of CO2 Generation Avoided Anually


Trillion BTUs of Energy Saved Annually
What is Reman Day? 

GB Remanufacturing is passionate about doing our part to give back and add some good to the world. Celebrated globally by remanufacturing companies around the world, Reman Day promotes the important part we play in remanufacturing.


As a key member of the circular economy, Reman Day demonstrates the innovative ways members of all industry sectors are advancing remanufacturing and substantiates the positive environmental impact of this global industry.

Remanufacturing, defined.

The Remanufacturing Industries Council worked with a Remanufacturing Consensus Body to review countless definitions of remanufacturing and settle on a consensus definition along with documentation of the process of remanufacturing. The standard developed through this work was initially published in 2017 and revised in 2021.

Remanufacturing is a comprehensive and rigorous industrial process by which a previously sold, leased, used, worn, remanufactured, or non-functional product or part is returned to a like-new, same-as-when-new, or better-than-when-new condition from both a quality and performance perspective, through a controled, reproducible, and sustainable process.

Reduce. Reuse. REMAN. Recycle.

Why remanufacture before recycle?


Remanufacturing reuses materials and conserves embodied energy, making it an advanced form of recycling. 

For example, a mobile phone that's been remanufactured is still a phone – it's just gone through a manufacturing process a second time to return it to like-new quality. This process saves energy and reduces waste.

By comparison, if that phone were recycled it would be dismantled, the hazardous materials removed, and the glass, plastic, precious metals, and other recyclable contents would be converted back to raw materials, using additional energy, to produce an entirely new product.

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