Most products are disposed of when they fail to function correctly, but the fault is usually only in one small part of the product. If carefully designed, it is often possible for products to be remanufactured so that faulty or worn parts are replaced or repaired, and the product can then be resold as a new product.

Pros: Reduced waste. Reduced resource consumption
Pros: Reduced production costs
Cons: Outlay for remanufacturing facilities
Pros: Creates skilled employment opportunities