RREUSE supports the proposed revision of the Waste Framework Directive, as it recognises the significant role of social enterprises in promoting textile re-use. However, further clarification and improvements are necessary to enhance the effectiveness and ambition of the legislation, particularly concerning the upcoming Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes on textiles.
Letter to support the consideration for social and due diligence aspects under the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation
With this letter, RREUSE and 16 partner organisations call on EU Member States and the Council to support the provisions on the social and due diligence dimensions of the ESPR, which were approved by a large majority of the European Parliament in July 2023.
The European Semester process has gradually gained prominence as a monitoring mechanism for several EU objectives. While the 2022 European Semester cycle is moving in the right direction, a more robust social component is imperative. The European Commission should not miss its potential to steer Member States to prioritise developing the social economy and designing green policies to achieve a socially fair and just transition.
The IMCO Committee has approved its report on the “Right to Repair” Directive with almost unanimous support. RREUSE is pleased to see this action being taken in response to the demand from most European citizens for more durable and repairable products.
Joint Position paper on the Revision of the Directive on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
The demand for Electrical and Electronic Equipment devices is on the rise. However, this demand is depleting valuable resources while leading to high energy consumption. The current Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is no longer fit for purpose. Along with other environmental organisations in Europe, RREUSE has produced a joint position paper with ten recommendations to revise, expand and update the existing Directive and alleviate these issues.