About us

RREUSE represents social enterprises active in reuse, repair and recycling. We want the EU and national governments to move from promoting just recycling and waste management to putting secondhand first.

Our priorities

Reuse targets

We are asking the European Commission to promote reuse 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 reuse centres

Thousands of green jobs can be created through developing reuse centres and networks. More…

Supporting social enterprise

Many reuse centres in Europe employ thousands of people traditionally at risk of socio-economic exclusion. More…


Our members employ people at risk of socio-economic exclusion and help bring them back into work.

In addition they bring products back to the market at affordable prices providing essential household items to low income groups.

Approximately 77,000  employees and over 60,000 volunteers and trainees work within our 30 member networks across 17 EU countries and one in the USA.

The main activities of our members include

  • collection, sorting and redistribution of used textiles and clothing
  • collection, repair and reuse of electrical and electronic waste (WEEE), furniture and other bulky waste
  • home and community composting projects
  • charity and second hand shops
  • collection and recycling of paper, cardboard, wood, plastics, paints, metals, books and toys
  • awareness raising campaigns, international projects, exchange of best practice and business support
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RT @circularesummit: #Repair is better than #Recycle: the antidote to throwaway culture https://t.co/3LbZYEoWdG #circulareconomy https://t.…1 year ago
re-use targets one of ten ways to put #circulareconomy on track https://t.co/R2vVDA6bpP https://t.co/oYHNdTlFVA1 year ago
re-use targets one of ten ways to put #circulareconomy package on track https://t.co/R2vVDA6bpP https://t.co/t83IvdIznm1 year ago
RT @foeeurope: The #circulareconomy package is weak. Here’s how MEPs can get it back up and running in 2016: https://t.co/y4M9GA6rza1 year ago
10 ways MEPs can turn the #circulareconomy package back into what Europe needs https://t.co/R2vVDA6bpP - include re-use targets!1 year ago
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