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.
Call to revise EU legislation for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
4 NGOs and representatives of waste treatment operators call on the European Commission for a fast and fundamental revision of rules on electronic waste (WEEE Directive).
RREUSE response to the Commission’s consultation on a social economy ecosystem transition pathway
Ensuring a green transition towards a sustainable industrial ecosystem doesn’t come without challenges. Social enterprises that are active in the circular economy are directly contributing to this purpose and are attempting to overcome barriers that are still in place.
Levelling up on waste prevention and social impact: RREUSE reacts on planned revision of Waste Framework Directive
Even though updated not so long ago, the revision of the Waste Framework Directive is highly welcome as the strategy devised in the new Circular Economy Action Plan requires a shift to a better implementation of the waste hierarchy.
Don’t lose the thread: the need for an ambitious tangible vision to change the textile sector
This letter, co-signed by 12 environmental NGOs and representatives of waste treatment operators requests that the European Commission takes action to apply changes in the textile industry and prevent the harmful consequences of the processes currently in place.
RREUSE feedback to the updated Waste Shipment Regulation
RREUSE and ENSIE welcome the Commission’s proposal to revise EU rules on waste shipments. For this policy to succeed, RREUSE and ENSIE suggest that EU institutions focus on the implementation of the waste hierarchy.
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...
RREUSE Member Impact 2020
RREUSE is an international non-profit network supporting the development of social enterprises in the circular economy through innovative policies and partnerships, and the exchange of best practices. The social enterprises represented within our network specialise in...
RREUSE’S Contribution to the UN’s 2030 Agenda
This briefing outlines the contribution of social enterprises active in the circular economy to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). It explicitly addresses their contribution to each SDG relevant to RREUSE’s members activities, in line with the specific targets...
RREUSE Response to the Public Consultation on the EU Strategy for Sustainable Textiles
As an international network of social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling, collectively handling around 260,000 tonnes of used textiles annually, RREUSE awaits the publication of an EU Strategy for Sustainable Textiles with anticipation. We believe that...
#WardrobeChange recommendations for the EU strategy for sustainable textiles
25 European NGOs rebuff voluntary agreements to clean up the fashion industry, calling for the EU’s upcoming textile legislation to hold brands accountable for their contribution to global pollution. Some of Europe’s largest networks of green groups are joining forces...
RREUSE response to the consultation on an EU Sustainable Product Initiative
As the network of social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling, RREUSE is expecting the implementation of the SPI with anticipation. We believe that developing resource efficiency requirements for products through ecodesign will be a milestone in the...