White Paper: The Role of Reverse Logistics in Reinventing the Technology Product Life Cycle

The circular economy encourages businesses to re-envision traditional linear product strategies and manage environmental impact from ‘cradle to cradle’. When OEMs and other Intel customers return components, also known as reverse logistics, Intel uses a circular economy strategy to maximize recovery value and reduce the environmental impact. By restocking back to inventory, repairing, reusing as warranty spares, or extending product life through resale in the secondary market, Intel has been able to recycle and refurbish more than half of its product returns.