By Robert Gordon
Program Director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University
Reclaimed goods can lead to many creative ideas can transform old products into substantially different new ones. Recently Southwest airlines upcycled 80,000 leather seats into bags, seats and balls.
There is a common misconception that recycling and reclaiming goods are the same. Recycling is limited to reusing the raw material of a product. Reclaimed goods are materials that are re-used in a manner to gain back some value.