Let’s get talking: Exploring social value in the circular transition with Virginijus Sinkevičius

Let’s get talking: Exploring social value in the circular transition with Virginijus Sinkevičius

RREUSE and EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius had a conversation on the social value in the circular transition, as part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of RREUSE. This discussion was the third part of a conversation series, the first two parts of which included meetings with Lakshmi Narayan, Co-founder of the trade union Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP), and Adam Minter, Columnist with Bloomberg Opinion and author of Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale and Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade.

Let’s refurbish consumers’ rights: For an extension of legal warranties that benefit both consumers and independent repairers

Let’s refurbish consumers’ rights: For an extension of legal warranties that benefit both consumers and independent repairers

To complement the extension of the scope of the Ecodesign Directive, which should in the future apply to other types of products than electronics and pay particular attention to making products more durable and repairable, the Commission has recently launched a public consultation on the “Sustainable consumption of goods – promoting the right to repair and reuse”.

Re-Use Targets: why they matter and what initiatives already exist in the EU

Re-Use Targets: why they matter and what initiatives already exist in the EU

Re-use and preparation for re-use targets are essential to implement the principles of the waste hierarchy and promote job creation. The current practice of combining preparing for re-use and recycling targets undermines the waste hierarchy, as countries without separate re-use or preparing for re-use objectives usually favour recycling.

Ingenuity and Resilience: Social Enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis

Ingenuity and Resilience: Social Enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most social enterprises active in the circular economy faced significant challenges. However, RREUSE members stayed proactive in contributing to a fair and green recovery where possible, and offered all kinds of social and environmental services to help those most in need, with a strong focus on re-use, repair and recycling.

How social enterprises contribute to the digital transition

How social enterprises contribute to the digital transition

Social enterprises federated by the RREUSE network are active in the circular economy, providing valuable social and environmental contributions to the digital transition. Due to the unprecedented shift to digital technologies in daily life, COVID-19 has exacerbated...