Corporate retailers support re-use with impressive impacts

Corporate retailers support re-use with impressive impacts

Based on a press release by the FRN The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN), a member of RREUSE, has issued a new report revealing the significant social, economic and environmental impact of its take back scheme in partnership with corporate retailers including IKEA, John Lewis, DHLE and Dixons. 78,000 quality, reusable items supplied through its take-back scheme with corporate retailers went to people living in poverty. Figures about individual achievements from […]

Re-use has higher employment potential than recycling

Re-use has higher employment potential than recycling

A new briefing from RREUSE shows that the job creation potential of the re-use sector is significantly higher than recycling, incineration and landfill. The report cites US figures showing that for 10,000 tonnes of waste products and materials, 1 job would be created if incineration were used compared to 6 jobs in landfill, 36 jobs in recycling, and up to 296 in refurbishment and re-use. Data from Komosie, a Belgian […]

Making repair cheaper and easier through EU policy

Making repair cheaper and easier through EU policy

In response to the European Commission’s recent consultation on a new Circular Economy package, RREUSE has published an analysis of how EU policy could be better implemented to ensure products entering the EU market are easily and cheaply repairable. Michal Len, Director of RREUSE said: “Jobs in repair are rapidly declining – EU citizens want their stuff repaired but it’s too expensive for them to do so and consequently they […]