REBus monitoring and evaluation methodology

This document sets out the methodology for monitoring and evaluating the quantitative performance of the REBus project.

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Report: REBMs: The roadmap to resilience and prosperity

A major new report from the Aldersgate Group sets out a series of policy recommendations that could help deliver a more resource-efficient and resilient economy.

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Environmental indicator report 2014

Abstract: In this third edition of annual environmental indicator reports, the EEA sheds some light on Europe’s production-consumption systems, what drives them and how they impact the environment, both in Europe and beyond. It also examines options for making them more sustainable. While indicators and analyses supporting this perspective are not well established and sparse, the report shows that ways of moving away from current unsustainable systems, technologies and behaviour need to be found, and systems in which Europeans’ needs are met without using yet more resources or putting ever more pressures on the environment, including the climate, developed.

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Zipcar: Pay-as-you-live 2013

This report, ‘Pay-As-You-Live 2013: How the UK Sharing Economy Puts Money in Your Pocket’ investigates how much consumers can tangibly save through participation in the growing ‘pay-as-you-live’ economy, where hiring and sharing are seen as smart alternatives to the traditional ownership model.

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The value of consumer electronics for trade-in and re-sale

WRAP explored the market opportunities for trading used consumer electronics products, incentivising trade-in, repair and service provision.

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Find out more about alternative and innovative ways of doing business – resource efficient approaches that extract the maximum value from products by using them more intensively, extending their lifetime or enabling them to be re-used.


Economic impacts of resource efficient business models

WRAP analysed take-back for re-sale schemes, leasing and refurbishment and extended product lifetimes and found that TVs and clothing deliver the most significant returns. For TVs, the take-back for re-sale business model leads to an additional increase in GDP of over £750m in 2020. For clothing, the impact is even greater at over £1bn additional GDP in 2020.

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Switched on to Value

Research from WRAP on why extending appliance and consumer electronic product lifetimes and trading used products can benefit consumers, retailers, suppliers and the environment.

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Valuing our Clothes

This report from WRAP provides the first big picture look at the financial and environmental impacts of clothing.

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Innovative new business models could deliver payback in two years – WRAP Report

Evaluating the financial viability and resource implications for new business models in the clothing sector – looks at the commercial viability of a number of alternatives to make-buy-use-dispose business models. The research takes into account realistic estimates of the required investment, operating costs and sales value.  Out of those evaluated one was found to offer great commercial benefits including payback in just over two years.

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Growth opportunities of a circular economy

This report from the Aldersgate Group highlights seizing the growth opportunities of a circular economy. The transition to a circular economy presents opportunities for growth and competitive advantage in a resource constrained world.

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Resource Efficient Business Models: Consumer research

WRAP’s research shows that there is consumer interest in resource efficient business models which contribute to a circular economy by keeping products in circulation for longer.

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