The Waste Framework Directive (WFD) revision and the development of end-of-waste (EoW) criteria for textile waste will impact the EU, affecting social enterprises that manage textile collection and waste. RREUSE has developed guiding principles for policy makers to consider, accounting for national contexts and the essential role social enterprises play in preventing premature recycling of reusable goods, creating jobs, and generating income for local communities.
During the RREUSE Network’s General Assembly held in November 2023, we welcomed two new associate members as part of our growing community. We warmly welcome these new members, who will significantly contribute to our shared goals, vision, and mission.
RREUSE acknowledges the crucial role of the European Social Fund in providing fairer job opportunities and living standards for over 110,000 workers in more than 1,100 social enterprises of the wide RREUSE Network. While we encourage ESF to build upon its good track record we also provide recommendations to enhance social enterprise support.
In 2023, RREUSE had concentrated on supporting its social enterprise members, with the aim of promoting social inclusion and circular economy. It kept track of EU policies and spearheaded the cause of social enterprises, accomplishing significant milestones across various policy fronts.
This infographic highlights the positive social and circular impact generated by our wider membership base in 2022, consisting of 35 member organisations spread across 31 countries.