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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
  • Furniture Re-use Network
  • Dobrote z.b.o
  • Rehab Recycle
  • Center Ponovne Uporabe
  • Ateliere Fără Frontiere
  • Farsi Promissimo
  • Orius
  • Tramel
  • ReuseNYC
  • Community Reuse Network
  • Association Citizens “Hands”
  • RepaNet
  • Reuseful UK
  • Macken
  • Ecological Recycling Society
  • EKON
  • Community Composting Network
  • Emmaüs France
  • Envie
  • Humusz Szövetség
  • Humana Nova
  • Ressources
  • Klimax Plus
  • Community Recycling Network for Scotland
  • Komosie
RT @ResiduosPro: Reutilización, esencial para una verdadera economía circular. @rreuse_brussels reclama a UE objetivos. #DiaDeLaTierra http…2 weeks ago
RT @AnemoneBeres: Merci @RREUSE_Brussels : conférence réussie pour #economiecirculaire et #reemploi en Europe avec témoignages de #faizeurs2 weeks ago
@RREUSE_Brussels You've been quoted in my #Storify story "Re-use targets – why they matter and how to make them work" http://t.co/BBbwXQL6J72 weeks ago
That wraps up the live tweets from our conference today. Many thanks to our hosts @EU_EESC and all speakers and participants.2 weeks ago
Matthias Neitsch of RepaNet says producers have to pay for recycling but not for re-use. Discriminatory treatment.2 weeks ago
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