Reman Day – “Remanufacturing for Africa” – Waste to New

Reman Day celebratesREmanufacturing – one of the most important industries for the Circular Economy and our Future!

In this post:

There is so much to do in REmanufacturing! Celebrate Reman Day!

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Recycling & the Future of Materials for Industry

- Reman Day - "Remanufacturing for Africa" - Waste to New

Across the globe, primary raw material sources [from mines] are depleting, while the amounts of industrial waste and end-of-life-products are rapidly increasing. …. Considering the materials needs of an exponentially growing world population, recycling will have to evolve from a side stream to a major pillar of raw materials supply if we want to protect our planet and make business sustainable.

Remanufacturing – a form of recycling is a big part of this process; conserving our planet’s basic raw materials. Mining is no longer the only supplier of raw materials. No more take raw materials, Make with raw materials and the throw away those materials. What do we have to salvage?

There is the Landfill and there is the Junk Yard
…..full of useful “reusable” material for Industry
…….cities want to clean them up

Wrecking, Junk, and Auto Salvage Yards

The following City regulations shall apply to all wrecking, junk or auto salvage yard businesses in the city and it shall be unlawful to operate such businesses in any manner except in accordance with these regulations:

  • A valid Regulated Business License
  • The premises shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
  • Only space covered by this license shall be used in the yard business.
  • No junk/parts shall be allowed to protrude over any public street
  • Vehicles shall not be stacked upon one another
  • No combustible materials shall be kept on the premises
  • No burning of any materials
  • The area shall be enclosed with screening that meets City standards
  • Inspections shall be permited
  • It shall NOT be allowed that the yard become a public nuisance
  • No vehicle may be parted out unless the owner or operator has:
    • A certificate of title;
    • A certificate of authority to demolish;
    • A police sales receipt; or
    • A transfer document issued by the state department of labor and standards or other authorized agency of the state.
  • ……………………
  • ………………………..

Reman Day

Remanufacturing is a
Blue type CompanyThe indirectly Circular Sector.

Dedicated Circular

started Green
>Use WASTE as a Resource
>Prioritise Regenerative
>Start-ups in every industry
>New Industries!
>Renewable Energy
>Clean Transportation
>Sustainable Food

moved to Green
>Close Life Cycle Design
>Rethink to Sustainable Business Model
>Team up to Create Joint Value
>eco Supply Chains
>Industrial, Product Design &Architecture
>Rethink Production
>Renting or Leasing
>use co.’s WASTE

have green divisions
Business as usual, but with the following:
>Sustain & Preserve
what’s Already made
>Assess Life Cycle
>Use WASTE as a Resource
>Switch to sustainable business model
>sell / recycle unusable WASTE
>Renting or Leasing

So many things
that can be re-manufactured!

limited list of the Range of products being remanufactured

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive Parts
  • Air-conditioning units
  • Batteries NiMH/LIO
  • Bakery Equipment
  • Carpet tiles
  • Compressors
  • Computer and telecommunication equipment.
  • Defense equipment
  • Electrical motors and apparatus
  • Excavation equipment
  • Fashion apparel and accessories
  • Gaming Machines
  • Hydraulic Cylinders
  • Industrial food processing equipment
  • Machine tools
  • Medical Equipment
  • Musical Instruments
  • Office furniture
  • Office photocopiers (laser toner cartridges)
  • Power bearings
  • Pumps
  • Robots
  • Rolling stock (railway vehicles)
  • Surgical Medical Tables
  • Telecommunications Equipment
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Vehicular Parts
  • Vending Machines

Who is doing it?

3:22 minute …. Remanufacturing – From Old to New at ZF Group, Czech Republic

Everybody can Win!

Reducing, reusing and recycling materials once destined for landfills benefits customers, the environment and our company. After all, remanufactured parts offer the same quality, warranty, performance and reliability at a fraction of the cost of a new part, while reducing the need for raw materials and conserving energy during the manufacturing process. And since re-manufactured parts often include critical engineering upgrades, the remanufactured part can be better than when it was new.

What is Global Reman Day?

Reman Day 2022
Months to plan an event!
14 April, 2022

Reman Day happens every year!

Designated the day to advance the Remanufacturing Industry through REmanufacturer-hosted events and workforce development initiatives.

RIC – The Remanufacturing Industries Council would like you to:
Register your Event
Use their Reman Day Resources to plan your event
Find a Reman Day event near you

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Event Ideas for Reman Day….

Your could use the Reman Day Event Planning Tool
If you click on that page and answer 2 questions, will send you some ideas of what your organization can do to promote Remanufacturing in your region.
One of the questions is:
Who is your target audience for your Reman Day event?
>>>Elected Officials
>>>General Public

The answers could be:
Internal events:

External events:

  • Employees and their families invited to see what the employees do
  • Employees and suppliers invited for a chance to get to know each other
  • A video for remote workers to give them a tour of headquarters
  • Invite the public/community for a tour of the facilities or a presentation about remanufacturing
  • Local elected officials for building civic relationships
  • High school or higher education students for workforce development
  • Customers for a deeper relationship with the company

Organizations Representing – Remanufacturing Industry

Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) *
Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) *
Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA)
Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association (AERA)
Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) *
Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA)
Center for Remanufacturing & Resource Recovery (C3R)
European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA)
Engine Rebuilders Council (ERC)
Independent Wood Processors Association of British Columbia
International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers and Servicers (IAMERS)
International Compressor Remanufacturers Association (ICRA)
International Federation of Engine Remanufacturers and Rebuilders (FIRM)
International Imaging Technology Council (I-ITC) *
International Truck Parts Association
Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA)
Production Engine Remanufacturers Association (PERA)
Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League (PEARL) *
Retread Tire Association (RTA)
Tire Industry Association (TIA)
Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA)

* has entered into a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the RIC to advance the remanufacturing industry.

From Reman Day 2018

38 seconds – Reman Day 2018

From Reman Day 2019

56 seconds – International remanufacturing day 2019 – SKF Group

From Reman Day 2020

2:12 minutes – SDG Celebrates Reman Day 2020
1:41 minutes – Reman Day – Getting the Word Out about Remanufacturing | KY3 – SRC Holdings Corp.

From Reman Day 2021

3:00 minutes – Reman Day 2021 – Remanufacturing Industries Council

Recover all the material we can
and keep it out of the Junk Yard.

She said in 2018…..

I call 2020 the ‘super year’ because for nature, and therefore for us humans, that could be the year it could all change. 

Bernadette Fischler, Head of Advocacy for the 2020 Project (wwf)

Here is a series of posts about Africa and one of the business areas that I believe Africa could take on in a big way: Remanufacturing, to re-use all the old imported products on the continent:
Africa – Please Stay Harmonised with planet Earth.
Africa for Small Businesses
– Opportunities, Opportunities!

ReManufacture, Reman, ReNewed
ReManufacturing Win-Win for Africa
Reman Day – Only Weeks Away ! 2021

Reman Day — 14 April, 2022
ReManufacturing – One Of The Most Important Contributions 2023
Reman – Saving More Of The World’s Resources And Energy! 2024

There are more posts that mention Africa in some way, here

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