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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,...

Corporate retailers support re-use with impressive impacts
  • 18/9/2015

Based on a press release by the FRN The Furniture Re-use...

Our Members

  • Ecological Recycling Society
  • ReuseNYC
  • Envie
  • Furniture Re-use Network
  • Ateliere Fără Frontiere
  • Tramel
  • RepaNet
  • Farsi Promissimo
  • Dobrote z.b.o
  • Komosie
  • EKON
  • Macken
  • Community Recycling Network for Scotland
  • Community Reuse Network
  • Rehab Recycle
  • Emmaüs France
  • Association Citizens “Hands”
  • Center Ponovne Uporabe
  • Community Composting Network
  • Rete ONU
  • Ressources
  • Klimax Plus
  • Humana Nova
  • Humusz Szövetség
  • Orius
  • Reuseful UK
MEPs promoting longer lasting products. social enterprises doing their bit too! great video from yesterdays event http://t.co/b3iy3Imifd3 days ago
Right to 30-day refund becomes law http://t.co/26bhESfGJI4 days ago
RT @CCharras: Corporate retailers support re-use with impressive impacts http://t.co/TVpltxS5Te via @RREUSE_Brussels2 weeks ago
if you speak German + are interested in construction/demolition material re-use check out ORF"Heute Konkret" tonight https://t.co/vDIOKV8ZVs2 weeks ago
RT @Green_Europe: How the EU could give products a new lease of life | via @euobs https://t.co/ZFR6JJcHnQ @beuc @RREUSE_Brussels @iFixit2 weeks ago
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