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Recover-e is involved with the recycling, recovering and re-using of old ICT equipment which can generate value for both the consumer and society. Recover-E is responsible for doing this safely and in a circular way. Revover-E allows for ICT assets to generate value for business, the economy and society. It highlights the importance of transparency in the entire value chain in order to build strong circular economies. Revover-E acknowledged the dependency of the ICT industry on certain minerals and materials and the accompanying challenges given the scarcity and soaring costs of these raw materials. Therefore, has Recover-E partnered with large organizations and knowledge institutions to deliver innovative, sustainable methods of guaranteering supply of raw materials and creating added value for business and society. The Recover-E program stresses the importance of enabling optimal design and material re-use. it encourages the exchange of information (i.e. transparency) across the value chain and has thus generated a database accessible via an online platform. This database is coupled with innovative recycling processes to discuss product design optimisation. Recover-E recognizes the importance of coupling design on the manufacturing side and recycling on the end-processing side to generate improvements across the supply chain. Moreover Recover-E focuses on managing data related to ICT equipment, components, parts and materials throughout the whole life cycle. It aims to provide Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data for all recovered products to enable stakeholders in the value chain to monitor their contributions to generating a circular economy. Recover-E is thus based on a Collaborative Value Chain and Network to generate data and ahcieve a circular business model. 

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  • Country: Netherlands
  • Sectors:
    • Electronics
  • Maturity level: Growing

Explore the Archetypes linked to this case

Combined strategies

Circular Value Creation Strategies

  • Material Recycling
    Material Recycling

    The valorization of industrial production residues or materials from end of life products into the same or other production chains

  • Reuse

    The common use of a product  (or product parts) spread over sequential timeframes.

Value Proposition Strategies

  • Product Service System – product oriented
    Product Service System – product oriented

    Product-service system focused on the extension of services around a product (e.g. repair service, extended warranty,...).

  • Branding (eco/premium)
    Branding (eco/premium)

    Enabling a price premium by highlighting/guaranteeing quality and or environmental claims (e.g. certificates, environmental stewardship,...).

Value network strategies

  • Platform (online, other)
    Platform (online, other)

    An online or on-site solution to facilitate matching of supply and demand of materials or assets (e.g. product sharing, material exchange, reuse, etc.)

  • Value chain collaboration
    Value chain collaboration

    Organisation in which the company effectively collaborates with customers and/or suppliers to create and capture value, going beyond the classical business model.