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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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Consumer goods are now less durable and repairable than in the past. We want the EU to help ensure goods last longer, and are easy to repair.
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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

Making repair cheaper and easier through EU policy
  • 4/9/2015

In response to the European Commission’s recent consultation on a new Circular Economy package,...

Circular Economy Package: stronger measures needed to boost re-use
  • 2/12/2015

2 December 2015 Brussels – The European Commission’s revised Circular Economy...

Our Members

  • Ressources
  • Orius
  • Center Ponovne Uporabe
  • Reuseful UK
  • Klimax Plus
  • Furniture Re-use Network
  • RECOSI
  • Community Reuse Network
  • Ecological Recycling Society
  • EKON
  • Community Recycling Network for Scotland
  • Envie
  • RepaNet
  • Community Composting Network
  • Dobrote z.b.o
  • Ateliere Fără Frontiere
  • Farsi Promissimo
  • Tramel
  • Komosie
  • Rehab Recycle
  • AERESS
  • Rete ONU
  • Association Citizens “Hands”
  • Emmaüs France
  • Branchevereniging Kringloopbedrijven Nederland
  • Humusz Szövetség
  • ReuseNYC
  • Humana Nova
  • Macken
UK's first paint remanufacturing hub opened in Cambridgeshire https://t.co/N1VpamwJDI2 months ago
RT @ResiduosPro: Al sector de la #reutilización @RREUSE_Brussels tampoco le gusta el nuevo Paquete de Economía Circular https://t.co/bRtB41…2 months ago
Circular Economy Package: “Still A Long Way To Go” https://t.co/wEEPpzSH9j2 months ago
new #circulareconomy package could be a big risk to the #reuse sector...details and definitions really matter! https://t.co/w6LCMRDxkB2 months ago
RT @amavrop: A careful but important position https://t.co/gKNNhMjiC22 months ago
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