Being pro-active actors of the circular economy was a no brainer for Matmond. After having acquired our ISO 14001:2015 certification in 2019, Matmond’s owners decided to unite with similar minded industries in France and created APRÈS.
APRES is a French society that promotes re-use of electronic equipment and circular economy across the world. Of course it starts in France where it was born and it is spreading in Europe but by exporting recycled goods across the globe all members of APRES are heavily committed to making our planet breathe again.
For Matmond, selling used copiers and giving them a second life is our contribution to the circular economy .
The creation of APRES society is only the first step for us. More will follow. For a start, APRES will continue to be present at the Paris International show: PRODURABLE. This show was the first of its kind in Europe when it was launched in 2015 and is an enormous success now gathering in excess of 1000 partners with more than 8500 visitors in 2019 and 5000 in 2020 (Covid restrictions). It is a B-to-B event strictly centered around circular economy with aim to promote and share best practices within the re-use industry.
The Covid pandemic has postponed the Paris Produrable show that has finally been held in September 6-7th. The show was a huge success despite pandemic restrictions. Matmond invited XEROX one of our major supplier to participate in a conference together with CODEO.
At Matmond, we are very proud of being APRÈS’s founders. This is a crucial step for us in our quest towards a more eco-friendly world.