Re-use centres around Europe manifest their impact in just one week

Between 17 – 24 November 2018, 38 re-use centres in Croatia, Italy, Netherlands and Spain took part in RREUSE’s annual ‘Re-use More Throw Less’ campaign in order to communicate the environmental impact of our consumption and the potential of re-use and repair for waste prevention. Every day each re-use centre weighed items collected and items sold for re-use in their second-hand shops. Adding together these weights represented saved natural resources: […]

Spanish study shows zero taxation on second-hand goods not a ‘loss’ to state budget

Spanish study shows zero taxation on second-hand goods not a ‘loss’ to state budget

AERESS, the Spanish association of social and solidarity enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling is calling on its government to introduce VAT exemptions for second-hand products. Used goods that have been recovered from the waste stream through ‘preparing for re-use’ and put back on the second-hand market by social enterprises should be a subject to zero percent VAT rate. A new study issued by AERESS shows that the monetary […]

170 re-use centres across Europe show what impact can be made by re-use in one week

170 re-use centres across Europe show what impact can be made by re-use in one week

RREUSE’s annual campaign Reuse More Throw Less was carried out by re-use centres from its network during the European Week for Waste Reduction that took place between 18 and 26 November 2017. Over six days, 170 participating re-use centres in five European countries weighed all donated goods collected and sold in their shops. At the end, RREUSE added these numbers together to show the impact they had on waste reduction. […]

Re-use More Throw Less 2015 Campaign kicks off!

  The 6th edition of the Re-Use More, Throw Less campaign kicks off this week as part of the European Week for Waste Reduction. 64 re-use centres from 6 EU countries are taking part (Spain, Belgium, Romania, Slovenia, Ireland and France) will be reporting how many re-useable goods they collect and sell over a period of one week. These are goods which otherwise would have been wasted. We shall be […]