Spain first country to set target to stop reusable goods ending up in landfill
Spain first country to set target to stop reusable goods ending up in landfill
MEPs see benefits of re-use first-hand
MEPs see benefits of re-use first-hand
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Briefing shows that the job creation potential of the re-use sector is significantly higher than recycling, incineration and landfill

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One third of the stuff that arrives at recycling centres could actually be re-used, saving resources and energy. That's why we are asking the EU for re-use targets, not just more recycling.

Who we are

RREUSE represents social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling.  We want the EU and national governments to move from promoting just recycling and waste management to putting secondhand first.

Re-use targets

We are asking the European Commission to promote re-use targets above recycling in the revised Circular Economy Package. More…

Better design

Smart legislation to boost the durability and repairability of products is critical to environmental protection. More…

Approved re-use centres

Thousands of green jobs can be created through developing re-use centres and networks. More…

Supporting social enterprise

Many re-use centres in Europe employ thousands of people traditionally at risk of socio-economic exclusion. More…

Latest News

RREUSE expands with Emmaüs Europe joining the network
  • 7/4/2017

RREUSE is delighted to announce that Emmaüs Europe has become a member of the...

European Parliament votes for stronger re-use and social economy sector
  • 14/3/2017

The European Parliament has endorsed several changes to the EU’s proposed...

Our Members

  • Tramel
  • Ressources
  • Farsi Promissimo
  • Ecological Recycling Society
  • Rehab Recycle
  • Rete ONU
  • Envie
  • Reuseful UK
  • Branchevereniging Kringloopbedrijven Nederland
  • Klimax Plus
  • Community Reuse Network
  • AERESS
  • ReuseNYC
  • Macken
  • EKON
  • Orius
  • RepaNet
  • Community Recycling Network for Scotland
  • Furniture Re-use Network
  • Komosie
  • Dobrote z.b.o
  • Humana Nova
  • Emmaüs France
  • Association Citizens “Hands”
  • Humusz Szövetség
  • Prosper vzw
  • Ateliere Fără Frontiere
  • RECOSI
  • Community Composting Network
  • Emmaüs Europe
RT @circularesummit: #Repair is better than #Recycle: the antidote to throwaway culture https://t.co/3LbZYEoWdG #circulareconomy https://t.…12 months ago
re-use targets one of ten ways to put #circulareconomy on track https://t.co/R2vVDA6bpP https://t.co/oYHNdTlFVA12 months ago
re-use targets one of ten ways to put #circulareconomy package on track https://t.co/R2vVDA6bpP https://t.co/t83IvdIznm12 months ago
RT @foeeurope: The #circulareconomy package is weak. Here’s how MEPs can get it back up and running in 2016: https://t.co/y4M9GA6rza12 months ago
10 ways MEPs can turn the #circulareconomy package back into what Europe needs https://t.co/R2vVDA6bpP - include re-use targets!12 months ago
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