The Dutch re-use flagships at anchor around Amsterdam

At the end of June RREUSE held a members’ meeting in Amsterdam attended by representatives from eleven member organisations and nine European countries. The meeting, hosted by bKN, a Dutch network of re-use social enterprises, provided a forum for discussion about current issues facing the re-use sector and an opportunity to visit three re-use centres in the Netherlands. The invited keynote speakers broadened the perspective on the topics of re-use […]

The Flemish way around the circle

10-11th March, twenty four representatives of social enterprises from 10 countries across Europe met in Ghent, Belgium, to exchange best practices in the re-use sector and discuss the European Commission’s Circular Economy policy proposals. The RREUSE event, hosted by Komosie, the network of social enterprise re-use centres in Flanders, better known as “de Kringwinkel”, also included a site visit to one such enterprise, Ateljee. Ateljee performs a wide spectrum of […]

Social clauses: Why so important and how to implement them

Social clauses: Why so important and how to implement them

Thousands of social enterprises across Europe have been active in the sector for many years, providing job and training opportunities for disadvantaged workers and giving them a fresh start on the labour market. RREUSE believes that the role of social enterprises in the re-use sector should be safeguarded and developed through the use of social clauses in tendering procedures. See here.

Approved Reuse Centres and Networks – Principles

Approved Reuse Centres and Networks – Principles

Despite the significant amounts of re-usable products and materials entering the waste stream, there is a lack of legislative support for the establishment and development of (accredited) reuse centres and networks active in preparation for reuse. This document aims to help inform policy makers about the general principles such actors should abide by, in order to help promote a stronger policy framework for the sector such as the setting of […]

Position Paper on Role of Accredited Reuse Centres Meeting a Separate Prepare for Reuse Target

Position Paper on Role of Accredited Reuse Centres Meeting a Separate Prepare for Reuse Target

This document is based on feedback from MS, EP, industry, municipalities, and representatives from reuse organisations. It aims at improving the possible implementation of the preparation for reuse target, as suggested by the ENVI committee. Download (pdf)