Corporate retailers support re-use with impressive impacts

Corporate retailers support re-use with impressive impacts

Based on a press release by the FRN The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN), a member of RREUSE, has issued a new report revealing the significant social, economic and environmental impact of its take back scheme in partnership with corporate retailers including IKEA, John...

Online retailers failing on take back scheme

Online retailers failing on take back scheme

The French consumer body CLCV says half of major online electrical retailers are failing to take back used goods for free when customers buy a similar product, as required under French law. The survey of 22 major suppliers found that almost a third don’t offer free...

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,...

New French legislation pushes for longer-lasting products

New French legislation pushes for longer-lasting products

A new law in France has been passed that will oblige product retailers to inform the customer about how long spare parts will be available for the products they buy. Published in December 2014, the new law, could help to improve the chances that goods will be repaired...

Re-use more, throw less campaign saves 700 tonnes from the trash

Re-use more, throw less campaign saves 700 tonnes from the trash

During European Week for Waste Reduction (24-28 November), 79 re-use centres in 5 EU countries collected 709 tonnes of goods and re-used 79 tonnes. These are goods that would otherwise have been wasted. The campaign forms part of RREUSE's call for the EU to include...

RREUSE urges Juncker not to withdraw waste package

RREUSE urges Juncker not to withdraw waste package

RREUSE and a coalition of non-governmental organisations have written to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker asking him to maintain the Circular Economy Package. The letter was sent in response to an internal memo that suggested the package,...

Re-use targets can create 300,000 new jobs in Europe

Re-use targets can create 300,000 new jobs in Europe

300,000 new jobs could be created in Europe if separate re-use targets are included in the Circular Economy Package according to a new report published today. The research for the European Environmental Bureau by Dr. Jane Beasley and Ray Georgeson sets out a number of...