6.2.7 Summary

In this article you read about the importance of recycling, the need for a recycling strategy during innovations, approaches to recyclability assessment and benefits from recycling. Two case studies were given as examples of recycling approaches in specific fields. The main objective of this learning component was not only to introduce you to the sustainable use of company resources via recycling, waste conversion etc., but also to provide certain guidelines on how to implement a suitable recycling strategy in the company when developing new products/services.

Knowledge on recycling strategies will help SMEs staff to make the appropriate decisions on recycling activities in the company during innovation processes. After reading this article you will have the knowledge of how to apply a recycling strategy in the innovation process in the company.