Let’s get talking: Exploring social value in the circular transition with Adam Minter

Let’s get talking: Exploring social value in the circular transition with Adam Minter

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, RREUSE will be holding its first episode of the series Let’s get talking on 8 June 2021 @ 3:00 pm CET. In this episode, Adam Minter will be joining us to explore the social dimension within the circular transition. The discussion will address, among others, different interpretations of what social value means, how it can be better reflected within the circular economy and […]

Achieving a fair and inclusive circular transition through the EU Social Economy Action Plan

Achieving a fair and inclusive circular transition through the EU Social Economy Action Plan

The COVID-19 recession has further exacerbated existing inequalities and highlighted the interrelation between social problems and precarity, as well as the drawbacks of the current economic model. However, the crisis could also serve as a catalyst to redesign our economies to be more inclusive and sustainable. RREUSE welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to develop a favourable policy environment for social economy actors, calling for an ambitious Social Economy Action Plan […]

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 […]