Circular economy and social inclusion in practice: an enlightening visit to Kringwinkel ViTes

by | Mar 26, 2024 | News



On 26 March, the RREUSE team, along with representatives of 3 DGs of the European Commission, the Belgian Permanent Representation to the European Union, the European Climate Foundation and OVAM (Flanders Public Waste Agency), visited Kringwinkel ViTes in Leuven (Belgium).

This flagship second-hand shop and its 5,000 m² warehouse are a prime example of how social enterprises active in the circular economy not only contribute to waste reduction but are also a driving force for social inclusion.

This visit aimed to enhance the understanding of social enterprises operating in the circular economy, their activities, their impact and the challenges they face. Our guests had an enriching experience spending the afternoon at Kringwinkel ViTes, actively participating in discussions and expressing their keen interest in the subject matter.

Special thanks to our Belgian members Herwin and RESSOURCES for their active participation and to the whole Kringwinkel ViTes team for their warm welcome!