RREUSE workshop at the World Resources Forum 2019

RREUSE workshop at the World Resources Forum 2019

RREUSE together with its member KOMOSIE, are hosting a workshop on the importance of binding targets in supporting the transition to an inclusive circular economy at the World Resources Forum in Antwerp on 25th February. Workshop: Setting binding targets to diminish waste and increase re-use as leverage to accelerate changes towards circular economy In this workshop, we will look into the usefulness of binding targets in order to concretely implement […]

Social public procurement for environmental services: examples from the RREUSE network and beyond

Social public procurement for environmental services: examples from the RREUSE network and beyond

55 % of procurement procedures still use the lowest price as the only award criterion [1], without considering any potential added social or environmental value they could support through making purchase choices between competing products or services. With public authorities in the EU spending about 14 % of GDP on public purchases, they have significant potential in driving markets for ethical and sustainable purchases and supporting local job creation. Re-use, […]

Response to the Public consultation on sustainability requirements for batteries

Response to the Public consultation on sustainability requirements for batteries

The 9th of January 2019, the European Commission published a roadmap on sustainability requirements for batteries. RREUSE welcomes this commitment from the European Commission to take action towards an improvement of the sustainability requirements linked to batteries placed on the European market. This is the opportunity to make sure that: All the batteries can be readily removable non-destructively by the end-user Soldering or gluing the batteries to other parts is banned […]