EU Textile Strategy: civil society’s demands to MEPs

EU Textile Strategy: civil society’s demands to MEPs

In the context of the consideration of the European Parliament’s draft report on the EU Strategy for sustainable and circular textiles, RREUSE, together with 6 civil society organisations recalls the necessary actions to make the textiles strategy an effective tool to shift the sector towards circularity as well as environmental and social sustainability.

RREUSE Position Paper on the Revised VAT Directive

RREUSE Position Paper on the Revised VAT Directive

RREUSE believes that Member States should make use of the current window of opportunity for updating Value Added Tax (VAT) rules to create a better taxation framework for social enterprises active in the circular economy. Reduced VAT rates and exemptions on the basis of social and environmental activities are an essential instrument to acknowledge social enterprises’ large contribution to fostering work integration opportunities, green skilling, and the objectives of a circular economy, in line with the EU Social Economy and Circular Economy Action Plans.

Delivering a Just Transition to a Circular Economy

Delivering a Just Transition to a Circular Economy

This article aims to showcase how social enterprises contribute to an inclusive and just circular transition. It does so in three key areas: job creation, reskilling and upskilling, and provision of affordable essential goods for vulnerable individuals.

Letter on concerns about the Product Environmental Footprint methodology and its application to apparel and footwear products – Co-signed by RREUSE

Letter on concerns about the Product Environmental Footprint methodology and its application to apparel and footwear products – Co-signed by RREUSE

12 civil society organisations call on the European Commission not to use the Product Environmental Footprint category rules (PEF-CR) for apparel and footwear “as the standalone method behind any future textile product labelling scheme, for substantiating green claims made in marketing, or in any other EU policy measures announced as part of the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles”.

RREUSE & ENSIE Position on the 2022 Ukraine Refugee Crisis

RREUSE & ENSIE Position on the 2022 Ukraine Refugee Crisis

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, on April 14, 2022, RREUSE, the European Network of Reuse and Recycling Social Enterprises, in cooperation with ENSIE, the European Network of Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs), organised an online discussion among their members in the presence of representatives of the European Commission (DG EMPL, DG GROW).