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Join us in Brussels on 20 April for a key event on re-use targets, why they matter and how to make them work.

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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

Spain first EU country to mandate re-use of electrical goods
  • 6/3/2015

Spain is the first European country to require a proportion of some types of...

New French legislation pushes for longer-lasting products
  • 9/1/2015

A new law in France has been passed that will oblige...

Our Members

  • RepaNet
  • Rete ONU
  • Emmaüs France
  • Farsi Promissimo
  • Ressources
  • Humusz Szövetség
  • Ecological Recycling Society
  • Rehab Recycle
  • Envie
  • Reuseful UK
  • AERESS
  • Tramel
  • Community Recycling Network for Scotland
  • EKON
  • ReuseNYC
  • RECOSI
  • Center Ponovne Uporabe
  • Ateliere Fără Frontiere
  • Orius
  • Community Composting Network
  • Klimax Plus
  • Furniture Re-use Network
  • Komosie
  • Humana Nova
  • Community Reuse Network
  • Macken
Great case studies from around the UK showing why #reusematters: https://t.co/h3UTEtzlip @WRAP_UK @FRNUK #reuse #socent3 days ago
Our position on what we want in the new #circulareconomy pkg: + repair & reuse to boost economy, jobs and environment http://t.co/p9jBd67cki3 days ago
Making products durable and easy to repair: A joint manifesto http://t.co/YYzc8zbSjt #reuse #repair4 days ago
RT @ResiduosPro: Según @RREUSE_Brussels, “España ha lanzado un mensaje a Europa: se debe priorizar la #reutilización” http://t.co/PKhiRxYE23 weeks ago
Academics probe built-in obsolescence of fridges, notebooks @Euractiv http://t.co/MWpfZ5xbBw3 weeks ago
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