Urgent call to improve WEEE treatment, collection, logistics and preparation for re-use in Europe

Urgent call to improve WEEE treatment, collection, logistics and preparation for re-use in Europe

This joint position co-signed by 12 environmental NGOs and representatives of waste treatment operators calls for setting new European legal requirements to improve collection, logistics and preparation for re-use of e-waste and electronic equipment (WEEE). A revision of the legal requirements on these processes is urgently needed to avoid emissions that harm the environment and human health while enhancing waste prevention and material cycles. To reach this, the WEEE Directive […]

MEPs and Member States call for a more social and circular transition

MEPs and Member States call for a more social and circular transition

Yesterday, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted positively on a text calling for a more ambitious Circular Economy in the EU. Providing an opinion on the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) released by the Commission in March 2020, it complements the comments made by Member States on the same text in December 2020. Mathieu Rama, Senior Policy Officer at RREUSE, insisted: “The RREUSE network is pleased to see that […]

RREUSE Feedback on EU Strategy for Sustainable Textiles Roadmap

RREUSE Feedback on EU Strategy for Sustainable Textiles Roadmap

On 5 January 2021, the European Commission published its roadmap on an EU Strategy for Sustainable Textiles. With over half of RREUSE’s 27 members working with used textiles, garment, leather and footwear (TGLF) and collectively managing 257 000 tonnes across Europe annually, the EU Strategy for Textiles is highly anticipated. Undoubtedly, this initiative will also please the 75% of EU citizens who view sustainability as very or extremely important when […]