Zero Waste Scotland has commissioned a study on the potential of remanufacturing in Scotland.
The aim of the research project is to identify the barriers, benefits and opportunities in relation to expanding remanufacturing activities in the country.
The work will be carried out by the Aylesbury-based Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse, which bid for a Zero Waste Scotland tender in July.
The centre will review previous studies on remanufacturing and interview stakeholders. It has invited Scottish organisations to take part in the study.
A report will be published after the research project ends in November.
The centre will put forward a series of recommendations to be considered by the Scottish Government.