EU Parliament publishes draft report on waste laws

EU Parliament publishes draft report on waste laws

The European Parliament Environment committee has published a draft response to the European Commission’s proposed changes to EU waste legislation, including the Waste Framework Directive.  Members of the committee will now have the opportunity to submit amendments to...

MEPs see benefits of re-use first hand

A delegation of MEPs and European parliamentary staff working on the EU’s revised Circular Economy Package toured a French re-use facility in Strasbourg earlier this month. The visit, organised by RREUSE, introduced policymakers to the training and job creation...

Government experts share best practice on re-use

Innovative measures to promote re-use over recycling across Europe were highlighted earlier this month at an event organized by RREUSE in Brussels. Spanish legislation boosting re-use and emphasising the role of the social economy in the waste sector was showcased by...

The Flemish way around the circle

10-11th March, twenty four representatives of social enterprises from 10 countries across Europe met in Ghent, Belgium, to exchange best practices in the re-use sector and discuss the European Commission’s Circular Economy policy proposals. The RREUSE event, hosted by...

Commission officials see re-use centre in action

Officials from the European Commission department responsible for the Circular Economy Package were given a tour of a Belgian re-use centre in February followed by an exchange of views with the RREUSE network on new waste legislation proposals. Mr. Julius Langendorff,...

Putting secondhand first: RREUSE opinion features in Euractiv

Putting secondhand first: RREUSE opinion features in Euractiv

Extract from Euractiv Opinion pages: Every year, we throw away millions of euros worth of goods that could be repaired or reused. Europe must seize the opportunity offered by the new Circular Economy Package to turn this situation around, argues Michal Len. Earlier...

Re-use More Throw Less 2015 Campaign kicks off!

  The 6th edition of the Re-Use More, Throw Less campaign kicks off this week as part of the European Week for Waste Reduction. 64 re-use centres from 6 EU countries are taking part (Spain, Belgium, Romania, Slovenia, Ireland and...

Moving re-use forward in Scotland and the rest of Europe

Moving re-use forward in Scotland and the rest of Europe

4-6th November, 28 representatives of European and American social enterprises active in the field of re-use, repair and recycling gathered in Edinburgh for the final RREUSE meeting and General Assembly of 2015, kindly hosted by the Community Resources Network...