RREUSE is a European umbrella for social enterprises with activities in reuse, repair and recycling. RREUSE’s members are national and regional social economy networks that combine both social and environmental objectives and give them equal emphasis.
Approximately 77,000 employees and over 60,000 volunteers and trainees work within our 26 member networks across 15 EU Member States and one in the U.S.A. Although legal structures and national contexts may differ, RREUSE’s members share common values such as environmental protection, service to the community, the fight against poverty and the social inclusion of disadvantaged people back into the labour market and society as a whole. In addition to the social and environmental objectives, these initiatives bring back products at affordable prices to the market, providing essential household items for low income groups.