Reacting to today’s vote in the European Parliament on a report on Resource efficiency: moving towards a circular economy, Michal Len, Director of RREUSE, a network of re-use organisations in Europe said: “Setting separate targets for re-use of goods in addition to those for recycling is crucial to cutting resource use, creating green jobs and giving access to basic material needs especially for low income groups. The report approved today […]
RREUSE has published a joint briefing highlighting the key policy areas that must be addressed by the EU institutions to ensure a fully functioning circular economy, and some of the often overlooked benefits that can result. Read the briefing here.
The benefits of making large household electrical goods last longer have been underlined by a new report carried out for the European Commission. The research carried out in preparation for an update to the European Commission’s Ecodesign rules looks at the resource savings and reduction in harmful environmental impacts that can be made by extending the life of dishwashers, and making them easier to repair and eventually recycle. The report […]
The members of RREUSE work in the field of reuse, repair and recycling of a number of waste streams including WEEE and are very well placed to offer insights into how product design can affect lifespans of products. Download (pdf)
Around 2.7 billion tonnes of waste was generated in 2010, but only about 40% of that was reused, recycled, or composted and digested in Europe (Eurostat Waste Statistics, 2011). Considering also the pressing need to boost employment and training opportunities, of which there is significant potential within the field of resource efficiency, RREUSE welcomes the draft ENVI Committee own initiative report on the Roadmap for a Resource Efficient Europe. In […]