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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

  • EKON
  • Association Citizens “Hands”
  • Ateliere Fără Frontiere
  • Ecological Recycling Society
  • Klimax Plus
  • ReuseNYC
  • Komosie
  • Ressources
  • Community Reuse Network
  • Humana Nova
  • Reuseful UK
  • RECOSI
  • RepaNet
  • Tramel
  • Orius
  • Dobrote z.b.o
  • Envie
  • Humusz Szövetség
  • Emmaüs France
  • Rehab Recycle
  • Community Composting Network
  • Rete ONU
  • Community Recycling Network for Scotland
  • Center Ponovne Uporabe
  • AERESS
  • Macken
  • Furniture Re-use Network
  • Farsi Promissimo
great work @NuriaCases6 https://t.co/i6iWFcjCOo15 hours ago
RT @TimmermansEU: .@erikmakinson reuse is at the top of the waste hierarchy, we should support it. The sharing economy can also support our…2 weeks ago
RT @ResiduosPro: .@RREUSE_Brussels lamenta que el Parlamento Europeo no exija también objetivos de #reutilización http://t.co/iRRuiwnnbu2 weeks ago
EU Parliament vote on circular economy missed opportunity to support re-use and to create jobs http://t.co/pEDOaH6l893 weeks ago
Experts say EU should tackle reparability of products http://t.co/QxpDCaO7oi (€) via @ENDSEurope3 weeks ago
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