Putting re-use and repair at the heart of circular economy legislation

Putting re-use and repair at the heart of circular economy legislation

We want the EU to put re-use and repair at the heart of the new circular economy legislation, to be published later this year. Putting second hand first with concrete action and targets, beyond recycling, will be a major boost for the economy, society and the environment. Read our position paper here

Making products durable and easy to repair: Joint manifesto

Making products durable and easy to repair: Joint manifesto

RREUSE has published a joint manifesto calling for legislation that ensures new products sold in Europe are made more durable and easy to repair. RREUSE will work together with the co-signatories, including IFIXIT, Repair Café International, FoEE, the EEB, ZWE and ECOS, to achieve the aims outlined in the manifesto. The groups are also keen to encourage other organisations that also share this vision to join them. Read the statement […]

Spain first EU country to mandate re-use of electrical goods

Spain first EU country to mandate re-use of electrical goods

Spain is the first European country to require a proportion of some types of waste electrical and electronic products (WEEE) to be prepared for re-use rather than recycled or burned. The move last month to introduce a separate national quantitative target for re-use, comes in addition to Spain’s implementation of new EU-mandated waste targets introduced as part of the 2012 EU WEEE Directive. Traditionally EU and national targets have not […]