These macro themes – from the financialization of the economy to eco mafias – have generated a heated debate that in this Renewable Matter’s issue it is not possible to tackle. But the focus on remanufacturing enables us to take stock on one of the main tools we have to stand against the rampant proliferation of waste. Guido Viale’s article gives us an overview on the values at stake and on the need to create industrial mechanisms supporting the redesigning of the life of everyday objects. Fabio Iraldo, Irene Bruschi and Gianni Silvestrini focus on the benefits of the recovery process of goods from an energy saving viewpoint (up to 90%), on lower water consumption, of final costs (from 35 to 90% lower compared to manufacturing from scratch), on employment (in Europe, to...