RREUSE is delighted to announce that Emmaüs Europe has become a member of the network. The federation of all Emmaüs structures in Europe brings together 309 groups from 17 European countries and represents one of the four continental regions of the Emmaüs movement. Thanks to the membership RREUSE now has wider representation in six additional countries including Germany, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland, Albania and Ukraine.
The Emmaüs movement is driven by solidarity and stands up for the most vulnerable groups of society. The Emmaüs communities respond to the needs of these groups by providing housing, jobs and fighting all kinds of social injustice. Collection and sale of second-hand goods brings them economic means to sustain the social mission. With over 60 years of activity in waste treatment Emmaüs has become a strong player in waste prevention and waste management in Europe.
Emmaüs Europe is actively engaged in the advocacy work on the circular economy since a supportive waste legislation is a necessity for sustaining their social activities. RREUSE is looking forward to working close together and sharing know-how across Europe.
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