REBus: Pioneering resource efficient business models (REBMs)
The need for transformational change
Precious resources are diminishing at a rapid rate globally.
We consume three planet’s worth of raw materials – this cannot continue.
European manufacturing firms already spend around 40% of their total costs on raw
Enabling industry to change
REBus, an EU Life+ funded partnership project, is pioneering and testing a methodology that enables companies to transform their strategies to profitable, resilient and more resource efficient business models (REBMs).
The sectors covered by this project are:
Other partnership roles:
Keeping products in use for longer
We have become a ‘throw-away’ society with many products ending up in landfill sites when they still have a re-usable value. At the end-of-life, many items could be recycled and precious materials extracted and re-used, especially from electrical and electronic products.
The current norm for linear business models, make – use – dispose, has to change .
The challenge is persuading businesses and procurers to take a leap of faith by presenting them with strong commercial business cases for implementing REBMs for supplying and procuring products.
REBM’s will enable businesses and procurers to contribute to a more circular economy. However, businesses are unlikely to change unless they can clearly understand the share of the value they can access. There needs to be a clear opportunity and REBus has helped companies and organisations recognise that opportunity through delivering REBM’s.
Evidence and business case for change
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