Recycling and Resource Efficiency driving innovation in European Manufacturing SMEs

Challenge: Manufacturing SMEs have been slow to adopt resource efficiency measures, despite the clear environmental and economic advantages that can be achieved.

Solution: The REMake project was a public-private partnership for resource efficiency in the manufacturing sector. It designed and tested policy instruments and practical tools to introduce resource efficiency measures into SMEs. With the support of REMake experts, companies were able to assess savings potential and discover how resource efficiency and life-cycle awareness can increase their profitability.

Duration: 2009-2012

Our role

The REMake project included a large number of former and current G!E members such as DOWEL Management (formerly Technofi), CETIM, Innovhub, Zabala Innovation Consulting.

Contact: Simon Hunkin


Guide to resource efficiency in manufacturing

Policy recommendations

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