“More research is needed to be able to quantify the effects that the exploitation of the potential R-strategies (Recycle, Reuse, Refurbish, Repair and Remanufacture) can generate. As a result, the actual performance of such activities needs to be mapped and its potential contribution to a circular society assessed.”

The report by the European Topic Centre on Waste and Materials in Green Economy highlights the potential of remanufacturing as a strategy to enhance circular economy and provides insights about its possible future trends.