Blog | A morning at Emmaüs Strasbourg: Learning about an inclusive re-use community

When we stepped out of the bus at the ‘Bruche’ station in the Strasbourg’s suburb, we were not the only ones to do so. Most of our fellow passengers – carrying empty shopping trolleys and bags – were heading towards the same direction as us: Emmaüs Strasbourg. On the short walk to the community [1], we were crossing the path of early birds who already got what they needed to […]

Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling

Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling

ReWEEE Workshop: Developing partnerships for e-waste prevention, preparing for re-use and recycling 15 May 2019 Warsaw, Poland   Aby przeczytać program po Polsku kliknij tutaj Download the agenda in English here  Register here   We are an official EU Green Week Partner Event!   RREUSE, the European network of social enterprises involved in repair, re-use and recycling activities invites you to a workshop on developing partnerships to improve the management of […]

The SURFACE project: More re-use in Central Europe!

The SURFACE project: More re-use in Central Europe!

Our society consumes large volumes of goods and resources resulting in severe consequences for our environment due to increased waste generation. The best way to reduce waste is not to generate it in the first place which starts with extending the lifetime of products. In order to produce new goods energy is needed and raw materials must be excavated. Re-use is therefore a viable way to reduce consumption and conserve […]

1st International Conference on the Role of Social Enterprise in a Circular Economy

1st International Conference on the Role of Social Enterprise in a Circular Economy

1st International Conference on the Role of Social Enterprise in a Circular Economy: A story of Community, Resilience and Innovation 23 – 24 November 2017 Charleroi, Belgium    Pour la version française, cliquez ici   Download the final agenda in English here (pdf) Speaker profiles (pdf)   How was it? Read the summary article   Extending product lifetimes through re-use and repair has tremendous social and environmental impact and is […]

Social enterprises sorting out the textile waste problem

On 28th June, re-use operators from the social economy shared their experiences from the textile re-use and recycling sector at a high level conference dedicated to the subject held in Zagreb, Croatia at the premises of the European Commission. The conference was hosted by Humana Nova, one of the first Croatian social cooperatives that was established in 2011 and has developed into a thriving enterprise present in three cities. Humana […]

Re-use has higher employment potential than recycling

Re-use has higher employment potential than recycling

A new briefing from RREUSE shows that the job creation potential of the re-use sector is significantly higher than recycling, incineration and landfill. The report cites US figures showing that for 10,000 tonnes of waste products and materials, 1 job would be created if incineration were used compared to 6 jobs in landfill, 36 jobs in recycling, and up to 296 in refurbishment and re-use. Data from Komosie, a Belgian […]