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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

EU Parliament vote on circular economy missed opportunity to support re-use and to create jobs
  • 9/7/2015

Reacting to today’s vote in the European Parliament on a report on Resource efficiency:...

Longer-lasting white goods cut environmental impacts by 30% – study
  • 10/5/2015

The benefits of making large household electrical goods last longer have...

Our Members

  • Ecological Recycling Society
  • Furniture Re-use Network
  • AERESS
  • Center Ponovne Uporabe
  • Rete ONU
  • Ressources
  • RepaNet
  • Humana Nova
  • Dobrote z.b.o
  • Komosie
  • ReuseNYC
  • Macken
  • EKON
  • RECOSI
  • Community Recycling Network for Scotland
  • Reuseful UK
  • Orius
  • Community Composting Network
  • Humusz Szövetség
  • Envie
  • Rehab Recycle
  • Community Reuse Network
  • Association Citizens “Hands”
  • Tramel
  • Farsi Promissimo
  • Klimax Plus
  • Emmaüs France
  • Ateliere Fără Frontiere
RT @CraigAndersonUK: Good on ya! - @edsheeran to take a break from music and work in charity #reuse shop http://t.co/YMu7RyEAtf see why #re5 days ago
job offer! consortium of social enterprises working with textiles seek Director (must spk FR/EN) Deadline: 21st Aug http://t.co/r5WSV1TEWC2 weeks ago
great work @NuriaCases6 https://t.co/i6iWFcjCOo1 month ago
RT @TimmermansEU: .@erikmakinson reuse is at the top of the waste hierarchy, we should support it. The sharing economy can also support our…1 month ago
RT @ResiduosPro: .@RREUSE_Brussels lamenta que el Parlamento Europeo no exija también objetivos de #reutilización http://t.co/iRRuiwnnbu2 months ago
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