Remanufacture in the lighting industry – can it work?
Remanufacture is recognised as the most sophisticated method in the circular economy (Ijomah, 2019) and is increasingly successful in sectors including tech, automotive, industrial and furniture. Remanufacture, however, remains a largely neglected technique in the lighting industry.
EGG Lighting, an SME based in Glasgow, Scotland, is among those advocating the remanufacture of lighting equipment and have worked in partnership with the Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing and the Dept. of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to explore the feasibility of introducing a remanufacturing strategy to the business. The paper, available for download below, introduces evidence of the economic, environmental and social benefits of remanufacture, as well as proposing the key parameters for remanufacture in the lighting industry.