RREUSE is calling for an ambitious Social Economy Action Plan which intrinsically links the social and circular economies. Social enterprises — operators in the social economy whose primary objective is to have a social, societal or environmental impact over profit — should be at the Action Plan’s epicentre. Their transversal nature ideally posits them to deliver crosscutting social, circular and digital objectives, paving the way for a future economy that works for both people and environment. To establish a sustainable EU socio-economic environment for social enterprises through a future Social Economy Action Plan, RREUSE recommends four main actions:

  1. Mainstream the social economy within circular policies and beyond
  2. Recognise the real value of social enterprises active in the circular economy
  3. Improve access to funding for social enterprises
  4. Acknowledge social enterprises’ role in skilling and upskilling to meet changing market needs

Read the full position paper here

  • March 22, 2021

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Our funders

EPA Circular Economy Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the Circular Economy Programme.

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Project Funding

ReMark Quality Mark

CRNI received funding from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications through the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme to carry our the next phase of the ReMark project. 

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.