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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

  • Klimax Plus
  • Rehab Recycle
  • Macken
  • Rete ONU
  • Komosie
  • Ressources
  • Ecological Recycling Society
  • Tramel
  • Community Composting Network
  • Reuseful UK
  • Center Ponovne Uporabe
  • RECOSI
  • Community Recycling Network for Scotland
  • Humusz Szövetség
  • Orius
  • Dobrote z.b.o
  • RepaNet
  • ReuseNYC
  • Furniture Re-use Network
  • AERESS
  • Association Citizens “Hands”
  • Envie
  • Ateliere Fără Frontiere
  • Humana Nova
  • EKON
  • Emmaüs France
  • Farsi Promissimo
  • Community Reuse Network
More new washing machines, dryers and fridges breaking down within five years #reuse - final report out soon https://t.co/EZnDs3JYI84 days ago
RT @goodviewsowens: ReUse needs a higher profile from schoolchildren to politicians. https://t.co/OjGb5LxyHZ7 days ago
@Omardegoli Focus on amount of used goods / materials made available on market by re-use centres.read more here, best http://t.co/EbeQkb26rz1 week ago
Make repair more competitive again: No VAT on repair services and repair friendly criteria in Ecodesign legislation #circulareconomyeu1 week ago
what about setting separate re-use targets? Flanders,Spain,France have them. Local jobs through extending product lifetime #closetheloopeu1 week ago
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