Publications

White Paper on Sustainable Resource Management in the EU

White Paper on Sustainable Resource Management in the EU

  It is imperative that we take immediate action to address the rampant over-consumption of resources that the current EU law fails to address. We must recognise this issue, as the consumption of resources is expected to soar in the coming years. Therefore, the...

Guiding Principles on textiles collection and management

Guiding Principles on textiles collection and management

The Waste Framework Directive (WFD) revision and the development of end-of-waste (EoW) criteria for textile waste will impact the EU, affecting social enterprises that manage textile collection and waste. RREUSE has developed guiding principles for policy makers to consider, accounting for national contexts and the essential role social enterprises play in preventing premature recycling of reusable goods, creating jobs, and generating income for local communities.

RREUSE’s Feedback to the 2023 Targeted Revision of the Waste Framework Directive

RREUSE’s Feedback to the 2023 Targeted Revision of the Waste Framework Directive

RREUSE supports the proposed revision of the Waste Framework Directive, as it recognises the significant role of social enterprises in promoting textile re-use. However, further clarification and improvements are necessary to enhance the effectiveness and ambition of the legislation, particularly concerning the upcoming Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes on textiles.

Social and Circular Economy Policies in the European Semester: Lessons from the 2022 Cycle

Social and Circular Economy Policies in the European Semester: Lessons from the 2022 Cycle

The European Semester process has gradually gained prominence as a monitoring mechanism for several EU objectives. While the 2022 European Semester cycle is moving in the right direction, a more robust social component is imperative. The European Commission should not miss its potential to steer Member States to prioritise developing the social economy and designing green policies to achieve a socially fair and just transition.