RREUSE welcomes the Commission’s intention to tackle misleading claims and greenwashing practices through the introduction of minimum criteria for the substantiation of green claims. However, the initiative still presents remaining issues.
Right to repair needs fixing: proposed legislation misses the mark on delivering affordable repairs for all
The proposal is a cautious step forward towards promoting repair and refurbishment, but still falls short of introducing a true right to repair for EU citizens. A “right to repair” legislation was initially announced in the 2021 State of the Union address as part of the European Green Deal, with the aim of extending the lifespan of products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste, while also creating green and local employment opportunities.
RREUSE Reacts to the Critical Raw Materials Act
RREUSE welcomes the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on Critical Raw Materials that was first announced by President Von der Leyen in her 2022 State of the European Union address, but reaching the aims of the Regulation will not be possible without a concrete commitment to reduce material demand by prolonging the useful life of products through re-use and repair activities.
4th International RREUSE Conference: A deep dive into the trends and opportunities of digitalisation for social enterprises active in the circular economy.
Close cooperation on harnessing digital trends across the social enterprise community was at the heart of discussions at RREUSE’s 4th International Conference on the digital era of social enterprises active in the circular economy. November 16th and 17th 2022 found over 100 enthusiastic participants in Vienna for the highly anticipated event.
The RREUSE Network welcomes two new members!
RREUSE’s latest General Assembly took place on the 16th of November 2022, and included the warm welcome of two new Associate Members to the network!
RREUSE Member Impact 2021
This infographic highlights the positive social and circular impact generated by our wider membership base in 2021, consisting of 31 member organisations spread across 29 countries.
RREUSE joins the Social Good Accelerator network
RREUSE is pleased to announce its membership to the Social Good Accelerator (SOGA). SOGA is a network bringing together different organisations across Europe aiming to ensure „more social good in tech, more tech in social good“.
Green Friday’s 6th edition challenges overconsumption!
This year, the Green Friday Collective and MAIF approached Harris Interactive to carry out a study on shopping behaviour during Black Friday and Green Friday.
Unique Site for the Re-use of Solar Panels Launched in Gironde by ENVIE and Soren
A new site for the treatment of used solar panels has been established and inaugurated in Saint-Loubès, a town close to Bordeaux, on September 27th. This new centre is the first of its kind in Europe and is expected to highlight innovative re-use, refurbishing, and recycling activities that have not been applied before in Europe.
EU Officials Visit two Re-use Centres in Belgium
On September 30 2022, RREUSE organised a site visit to two major Belgian sorting facilities owned by the social enterprises “Les Petits Riens” and “De Kringwinkel”.
RREUSE and partners launch new innovation project on circular & sustainable textiles
Launched today, the new Horizon Europe project CISUTAC will support the transition to a circular and sustainable textile sector. As part of a consortium of 27 partners working on the project, RREUSE will be leading the work on circular business models with a focus on reuse and repair.
RREUSE Activity Report 2021
“ We are facing the challenge of transforming the production-based linear economy into a circular value preservation economy. ”