Unique Designation and Event Designed to Expand Knowledge and Benefits of Remanufacturing to the Economy and the Environment
Austin, TX – PureWrx, The #1 platform for OEM-Certified Pre-Owned IT Hardware, announced today that it has successfully petitioned the City of Austin as well as The State of Texas to declare April 11th, 2019, Reman Day. The Proclamation, signed by City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler, underscores a movement started in 2012 by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) report that remanufacturing provides over 180,000 full-time U.S. jobs as well as produces over $45B of sustainable goods per years.
Remanufacturing is a comprehensive and rigorous industrial process by which a previously sold, leased, used, worn, or non-functional product or part is returned to a “like-new” or “better-than new” condition, from both a quality and performance perspective, through a controlled, reproducible, and sustainable process.
Based on the USITC study, remanufacturing saves, on average, 85% of energy use, 86% of water use, and 85% of material use compared to new goods.
PureWrx is a national leader in the remanufacturing category, working with large IT hardware manufacturers like Juniper Networks and Cisco to provide OEM-Certified Pre-Owned IT hardware back into the world’s most advanced networks, saving tons of waste from our global landfills.
“The City of Austin has long been a pioneer of promoting and educating businesses and consumers on the power of sustainability,” said PureWrx Chief Operating Officer Matt Hungate. “This Proclamation is one more step in validating the hard work and passion that so many individuals and businesses have invested to make our community a leader in growing and promoting the benefits of the circular economy.”
Reman Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by remanufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase the economic and environmental benefits of remanufacturing.
“There are countless advantages to remanufacturing goods, including localized job creation and waste diversion,” said Andy Iseminger of PureWrx “The goal of Reman Day is to advocate for remanufactured goods, educate people on the advantages of reman, and collaborate with our communities in order to identify future remanufacturing leaders. We hope the community embraces the event and we look forward to helping to grow it into one of the best in Austin.”
In celebration of Reman Day on the 11th of April 2019, PureWrx will host an event to promote the value of remanufacturing and draw attention to this critical part of the US economy. Planned activities include a scrap electronics drop off at our partners ATX Global Trading at 4232 Felter Ln, Austin, TX 78744. We encourage participants to bring laptops, servers, and other IT related equipment for responsible recycling. Highlighting the ease of everyday remanufacturing activities, PureWrx hopes this initial event will spark interest throughout the city and draw increased participation in years to come.
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About PureWrx – PureWrx (pronounced Pure-works) is the #1 Platform for OEM Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) IT Hardware that is 100% Supported and Warrantied by the original manufacturer (OEM). Based in Austin, TX, PureWrx partners with some of the largest IT hardware OEM’s in the world along with their largest global customers. Visit us at PureWrx.com, and for more information on Reman Day, visit www.purewrx.com/sustainability-and-values. For more information, contact Andy Iseminger, +1 (512) 220-1520, Andy@PureWrx.com.
About ATX Global Trading – ATX Global Trading is an employee owned and operated company located in Austin, Texas. We are a full-service provider of end-of-life material management solutions and recycling services for electronic materials. Our goal is to provide customers from both the private and public sectors alike with innovative, environmentally responsible solutions for all their equipment needs. For more information, please visit www.atxglobaltrading.com.