France to create a Solidarity Re-use Fund (and other re-use friendly measures)!

France to create a Solidarity Re-use Fund (and other re-use friendly measures)!

Member States have until the 4th of July 2020 to transpose the updated Waste Framework Directive. After a final vote in the Senate on the 30th of January, France is now the first to validate its transposition law. Among other ambitious proposals, the text will trigger the creation of a Solidarity Re-use Fund, a re-use and preparing for re-use target, a ban on the destruction of unsold goods, re-use corners […]

RREUSE meeting in Bologna: Four days on bio waste, textiles and social inclusion

In late May, the RREUSE network gathered in Bologna to attend conferences, network meetings and visit local social enterprise initiatives. The programme started off with a workshop on bio waste and more specifically, focused on the transformation of used cooking oils into new products such as biofuels, candles or detergents. The following two days were dedicated to sessions on the various work areas of the RREUSE network which included detailed […]

Walking The Circle – The 4 guiding pillars for a Circular Economy

Walking The Circle – The 4 guiding pillars for a Circular Economy

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.    

Spain first EU country to mandate re-use of electrical goods

Spain first EU country to mandate re-use of electrical goods

Spain is the first European country to require a proportion of some types of waste electrical and electronic products (WEEE) to be prepared for re-use rather than recycled or burned. The move last month to introduce a separate national quantitative target for re-use, comes in addition to Spain’s implementation of new EU-mandated waste targets introduced as part of the 2012 EU WEEE Directive. Traditionally EU and national targets have not […]

Public Consultation on the Review of European Waste Management Targets

Public Consultation on the Review of European Waste Management Targets

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Position Paper on End of Waste Criteria for Compost and Digestate

Position Paper on End of Waste Criteria for Compost and Digestate

End of Waste Criteria for biowaste should be in place in order to allow the free trade of high quality, stable and safe compost and digestate within the EU. These criteria are being formulated primarily to address differences in inputs/processes/outputs of large scale facilities which can often lead to a substandard output compost/digestate. However, for small scale composting facilities, compliance with the stringent End of Waste requirements would be a […]