World-famous festival to stop mountains of re-usable camping gear being thrown away

World-famous festival to stop mountains of re-usable camping gear being thrown away

One of the world’s largest music festivals, Tomorrowland, joined forces with a social enterprise in a fight against wasting tonnes of camping equipment left behind by revellers. Tomorrowland attracts 400, 000 enthusiastic festival goers and hosts around 38 000 people at the DreamVille campsite in Boom, Belgium. Every year around 75 tonnes of camping equipment is estimated to be abandoned after the music pipes down. In 2016, Love Tomorrow platform […]

Response to the Public consultation on integration of long-term unemployed into the labour market

Response to the Public consultation on integration of long-term unemployed into the labour market

RREUSE welcomes the European Commission’s interest in following up on the evolution of long-term unemployment in the EU through a public consultation. RREUSE is a network representing social enterprises in the field of re-use, repair and recycling and our members are key actors when it comes to employing disadvantaged people distanced from the labour market, which includes long-term unemployed persons. RREUSE took the consultation as an opportunity to present two […]

Leading young people to make a circular economy happen

RENEW2020 is a European project that gives young people and people from disadvantaged groups entrepreneurial skills which encourage them to seize the opportunities of the circular economy related to re-use, repair and upcycling. A group of 25 students takes part on training sessions across Europe and visits local social enterprises, design studios and waste management companies. Through an online learning platform and direct consultations they get first-hand information about waste […]

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 […]