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This system includes designing, disassembly, the tests before re-use, recycling of materials and assembly. Discarded photocopiers are disassembled in a special factory, the components undergo exhaustive tests and the ones that pass are used in new photocopiers. These copiers have exactly the same characteristics as if they were completely new, since they respond to the same requirements (pass similar tests). Damaged parts, meanwhile, undergo material recycling. In this method about three-quarters of the components can be reused, with some parts being up to 90% recyclable. Example 10.4 Component reutilisation workshop of Rank Xerox photocopiers

10.5 AMG Palermo, Italy, is an electricity supplier. For some years now it has provided a specific service for pay-per-use water heating. The water is heated in a hybrid boiler house fed by solar and methane-derived power. In the end, the service includes: methane supply (indirectly paid for), machinery (not in the client’s ownership), its transportation, installation and maintenance. It is remarkable that the income of the provider depends greatly on the methane consumption. This motivates AMG to provide more efficient machinery and favour solar energy (which entails no direct costs).

Example 10.5 Provider of heated water, AMG Palermo

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