On May 23, the European Commission released the 2022 Spring Package. It is a crucial stage within the European Semester process, which aims to provide Member States with recommendations and guidance in driving national reforms to achieve common EU objectives, among which, an inclusive green transition.
RREUSE applauds the recently approved “Law on Waste and Contaminated Soil for the Circular Economy” in Spain, which includes a provision that mandates 50% of public tenders related to the collection, transport, and treatment of second-hand products to social enterprises. This initiative is a crucial element of the Plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resilience (PRTR).
Following a very successful term for the Board of RREUSE, the Network re-elected all Board members and elected two new Board members during the RREUSE General Assembly which took place on the 17th of March 2022.
During the latest RREUSE General Assembly, which took place on March 17th 2022, the RREUSE network welcomed two new Associate Members, one new Effective Member and one new Supporting Member. We are excited to see our network grow with the addition of TESS and Rediscovery Centre as Associate Members.
RREUSE agrees partnership with European Commission’s DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion for the second time!
RREUSE is delighted to announce the signing of a four-year framework partnership with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) for the second time.
Social and Circular go hand-in-hand: European Commissioner for the Environment Virginijus Sinkevičius visits re-use sorting centre in Aalst
The 13th of April presented a great opportunity for RREUSE to join the European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sincevicius’s to the Kringwinkel re-use sorting centre for textiles in Aalst, Belgium, along with several actors active in the sector of re-use, repair, and recycling,.
The “New proposals to make sustainable products the norm and boost Europe’s resource independence”, stemming from the European Green Deal and presented by the European Commission today, contain a set of promising initiatives to save resources, advance the implementation of the waste hierarchy whilst taking into account social impacts.
Our thoughts are with all Ukrainians during these darkest and most saddening of days. Social enterprises stand for peace, for helping those most in need, and for always being there in times of crisis.
The OECD has released a very important policy brief regarding the social economy’s contribution to the circular economy. RREUSE warmly welcomes this initiative, which rightly voices social enterprises’ pioneering role in expanding circular economy practices.
As Christmas approaches, toy manufacturers and stores repeatedly warned about possible shortages and longer delivery times. Soaring shipping and raw materials costs disrupted the supply chain, inducing uncertainty, price rises and reduced choice in the run-up to...
Long-awaited Social Economy Action Plan sends major signal of support to social enterprises active in the circular economy
RREUSE warmly welcomes the European Commission’s publication of the Social Economy Action Plan (SEAP), establishing a 9-year framework to ensure social economy actors are appropriately recognised and further supported within Europe’s low carbon, circular and digital...
Joint statement: Europe’s circular economy leaders demand removable, replaceable, and repairable batteries
Repairers, refurbishers and recyclers, alongside environmental NGOs, call on the European Commission, Parliament and Council to adopt ambitious requirements in the Battery Regulation to enable battery removal, replacement and repair for consumer electronics and LEVs....