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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

  • Rete ONU
  • Reuseful UK
  • RECOSI
  • Center Ponovne Uporabe
  • Orius
  • Envie
  • Humana Nova
  • Emmaüs France
  • Furniture Re-use Network
  • Komosie
  • Klimax Plus
  • Humusz Szövetség
  • EKON
  • Community Recycling Network for Scotland
  • AERESS
  • Rehab Recycle
  • Ecological Recycling Society
  • RepaNet
  • Ressources
  • Association Citizens “Hands”
  • Community Composting Network
  • Macken
  • Farsi Promissimo
  • Tramel
  • Dobrote z.b.o
  • ReuseNYC
  • Community Reuse Network
  • Ateliere Fără Frontiere
E-waste for repair exempt under Basel Convention http://t.co/cOoejb46Jt (€) via @ENDSEurope1 week ago
The 4 pillars to ensure a fully functioning & more ambitious #circular economy @TimmermansEU @KarmenuVella http://t.co/m9Llow3NSx1 week ago
Commission takes POLAND and SLOVENIA to Court for e-waste failings http://t.co/ccT0oCcGIQ2 weeks ago
Connecticut’s Mattress Recycling Program Launches - http://t.co/ShcvRH1CLs via @productsteward2 weeks ago
Study shows eco-design potential for resource efficiency http://t.co/B1FlKe0u7i via @ENDSEurope2 weeks ago
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