Renewable Matter # 26 / March-April

Reuse and New European Directives: Basic Guidelines

by Pietro Luppi, Alessandro Strada, Karin Bolin

In Europe, the second-hand industry is made up of several activities, sales and trades. The second-hand clothing sector
is particularly interesting: the supply of used clothes continues to grow whilst the quality of recycled fabrics decreases
and waste management costs rise. 



Trading in second-hand goods is one of the world’s oldest professions, but the ecological value of reuse has only recently been recognised. The circular economy package provides tools and targets that increasingly help introduce reuse – and preparation for reuse – in waste prevention and management policies. The second-hand market will be inundated by huge...

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