Circular Take-Back

Collecting, handling and driving solutions to put materials into the recycling loop.


Circular Take-Back

Certain products and materials are time-consuming, costly and complex to recycle. We support businesses to overcome these challenges, safely recycle items and handle waste with our unique take-back services. To close recycling loops, we develop, execute and oversee bespoke solutions using our ‘4PL’ approach which combines operations and IT. This method helps businesses across various industries comply and solve any complex environmental issues.

The need for Circular Take-Back support

  • All businesses are now under pressure to showcase their eco-friendly credentials
  • Recycling the varied range of materials we use is a huge challenge
  • Organizations often aren’t equipped with the skills to meet their goals and safely handle all waste

The stakeholders

  • Business owners and operators
  • Producers and retailers of any product from tires to textiles
  • Waste management specialists
  • Sustainability departments

The advantages​

Unlock novel ways safely handle waste
Hit your sustainability targets and fulfil obligations
Better recycling rates and less waste to landfill
Be one step ahead of legislation

What we do

We get stuck in, handling your business waste and finding inventive solutions to solve any complex recycling challenges.

  • Collection: Handling all aspects of collection from pick-ups to order entry, routing, dispatching, and weighing.
  • Logistics management: Sourcing and overseeing logistics partners and conducting quality, legal or insurance audits as required.
  • Reporting: Providing transparent and comprehensive documentation for volumes, billing and payments.
  • Downstream management: Facilitating exportation and offering support for tolling or specialized requirements.

As our take-back solutions are bespoke, this list is not exhaustive. Other services include extra customer consulting, auditing your suppliers and providing you with specialist containers or organising rental.

Our services

Development of Take-back Systems​

RLG creates take-back systems that satisfy EPR legislation and customer requirements while also minimizing cost and overall carbon footprint. ​​

Collection and logistics​

Collection is set up and managed according to regulatory or customer requirements. Collection methods include mail-back programs, collection events, set up of physical collection points and pick-up service.​​

Mail-back program​

RLG’s mail-back program was created with logic to meet not only regulatory collection requirements but also to provide a solution for companies looking to offer customers a cost-free end-of-life recycling option for their products.​

Reuse and Recycling​

RLG offers environmentally responsible reuse and recycling services through a network of RLG or third party audited recyclers. All recyclers and downstream vendors are required to follow all federal, state, and local legal requirements and perform services in accordance with internationally recognized environmental, labor, and ethical standards as well as customer requirements.​

Proof of recovery​

RLG tracks and verifies the movement of products managed via our end-of-life systems from the point of collection to final disposition (collection points, transporters, and recyclers). Proof of recovery records are collected, archived and made available as required.​

Auditing and quality management​

​RLG ‘s auditing standards were developed to ensure that all electronic equipment, components, and materials are properly managed from the point of collection through final disposition. Auditing and quality management are fulfilled according to required regulations or our customers’ requirements. RLG is ISO 14001 and 9001 certified.​

Continuous improvement​

Based on performed audits and general process optimization, RLG runs a continuous improvement process to ensure efficient, environmentally friendly, and economically efficient operations.


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