About RREUSE

Members

Verein RepaNet KOMOSIE vzw RESSOURCES NetSer Emmas France Fdration ENVIE Community Composting Network Community Recycling Network Furniture Re-Use Network London Community Resource Network Rehab Recycle Asociacion Espanola de Recuperadores de Economia Social Oikologiki Etaireia Anakyklosis Ecological Recycling Society Community Reuse Network Ireland Tramel ltd Okoljsko Raziskovalni Zavod Associazione Orius Humusz Szvetsg Ateliere Fara Frontiere Scrapstores UK Macken Coop

Austria

  • Verein RepaNet

    Verein RepaNet
    c/o ARGE Müllvermeidung

    Dreihackengasse 1
    8020 Graz
    Austria

    http://www.repanet.at
    http://www.arge.at
    office@arge.at

    More Information

    The RepaNet Network was founded in 2004 and is a social enterprises’ network providing employment for people with difficulties in the regular labour market, such as the disabled, poorly qualified, elderly and the long-term unemployed. The development of re-use and repair networks are RepaNet’s main activity and it has also carried out projects in trash-design, collection and re-use of IT equipment and the most successful mobile phones’ collection campaign ever. The technical method for increasing the energy efficiency of old washing machines and dishwashers (tuning of washing machines) was awarded with the national Energy Globe Award 2008 and the Austrian Award for Climate Protection 2009. RepaNet is now recognised as a best practice example for waste prevention and has expanded to the rest of Austria and even Slovakia.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 396/n
    Number of active members in network: 11

    Verein RepaNet

    Verein RepaNet

    The RepaNet Network was founded in 2004 and is a social enterprises’ network providing employment for people with difficulties in the regular labour market, such as the disabled, poorly qualified, elderly and the long-term unemployed. The development of re-use and repair networks are RepaNet’s main activity and it has also carried out projects in trash-design, collection and re-use of IT equipment and the most successful mobile phones’ collection campaign ever. The technical method for increasing the energy efficiency of old washing machines and dishwashers (tuning of washing machines) was awarded with the national Energy Globe Award 2008 and the Austrian Award for Climate Protection 2009. RepaNet is now recognised as a best practice example for waste prevention and has expanded to the rest of Austria and even Slovakia.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 396/n
    Number of active members in network: 11

    Homepage: http://www.repanet.at

Belgium

  • ProsPer

    ProsPer
    c/o Atelje

    Vlaamsekaai 10
    9000 Ghent
    Belgium

    Bert Quintelier


  • RESSOURCES

    RESSOURCES

    Av. Cardinal Mercier 53
    B-5000 Naumur
    Belgium

    Tel: +32 81 71 15 81
    Fax: +32 81 71 72 43

    http://www.res-sources.be

    info@res-sources.be

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    Formally constituted in 1999, the Res-sources network federates all the social economy actors in the Walloon and Brussels-Capital regions of Belgium, which collect, sort, repair, recycle and resell products at the end of their lifetime. The network aims at bringing together enterprises by activity sectors and geographical areas, by developing common projects and campaigns. Res-sources has developed activities in waste prevention and recycling, including textiles, electrical and electronic equipment, furniture, metals, wood, paper & cardboard, books, cork, plastics, cartridges, cycles and bio-waste.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 900
    Number of active members in network: 65

    RESSOURCES

    RESSOURCES

    Formally constituted in 1999, the Res-sources network federates all the social economy actors in the Walloon and Brussels-Capital regions of Belgium, which collect, sort, repair, recycle and resell products at the end of their lifetime. The network aims at bringing together enterprises by activity sectors and geographical areas, by developing common projects and campaigns. Res-sources has developed activities in waste prevention and recycling, including textiles, electrical and electronic equipment, furniture, metals, wood, paper & cardboard, books, cork, plastics, cartridges, cycles and bio-waste.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 900
    Number of active members in network: 65

    Homepage: http://www.res-sources.be

  • KOMOSIE vzw

    KOMOSIE vzw

    Uitbreidingstraat 470
    B-2600 Berchem
    Belgium

    Tel: +32 (0)3 281 03 30
    Fax: +32 (0)3 281 73 30

    http://www.komosie.be

    info@komosie.be

    More Information

    Komosie is the umbrella for re-use centres in the Flemish region of Belgium. The federation’s objective is to link social economy enterprises, the activities of which bring ecological added value to its communities. It supports them in developing a professional approach to protect the environment and create job opportunities for people excluded from the labour market. Komosie has developed useful projects such as the REVISIE standard for second-hand equipment and the Energy Cutters project to raise awareness on simple, energy-saving household interventions. It is also recognised for the performance of its recycling centres & shops selling high-quality second-hand goods at affordable prices.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 3,312
    Number of active members in network: 60

    KOMOSIE vzw

    KOMOSIE vzw

    Komosie is the umbrella for re-use centres in the Flemish region of Belgium. The federation’s objective is to link social economy enterprises, the activities of which bring ecological added value to its communities. It supports them in developing a professional approach to protect the environment and create job opportunities for people excluded from the labour market. Komosie has developed useful projects such as the REVISIE standard for second-hand equipment and the Energy Cutters project to raise awareness on simple, energy-saving household interventions. It is also recognised for the performance of its recycling centres & shops selling high-quality second-hand goods at affordable prices.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 3,312
    Number of active members in network: 60

    Homepage: http://www.komosie.be

Finland

  • Tramel ltd.

    Tramel ltd.

    Kalkkivuorentie 10
    00760 Helsinki
    Finland

    http://www.tramel.fi/

    tramel@tramel.fi

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    Tramel Ltd is a social enterprise according the Finnish law of social enterprises. It has six (6) different plants for recycling and reuse of electric and electronic goods. At the moment it offers work for 40 employees + rehabilitation work for about 40 other people.

    Tramel is building up a nation wide network of collection, reusing and recycling of electric and electronic goods. Also the aim of the network is to create social economy in fields of reuse of different recycled and waste materials. In this network Tramel has at the moment four (4) other social enterprises as associate members.

    This Tramel network is already providing nation wide recycling and reuse services everywhere in Finland.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 80
    Number of active members in network: 6

    Tramel ltd.

    Tramel ltd.

    Tramel Ltd is a social enterprise according the Finnish law of social enterprises. It has six (6) different plants for recycling and reuse of electric and electronic goods. At the moment it offers work for 40 employees + rehabilitation work for about 40 other people.

    Tramel is building up a nation wide network of collection, reusing and recycling of electric and electronic goods. Also the aim of the network is to create social economy in fields of reuse of different recycled and waste materials. In this network Tramel has at the moment four (4) other social enterprises as associate members.

    This Tramel network is already providing nation wide recycling and reuse services everywhere in Finland.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 80
    Number of active members in network: 6

    Homepage: http://www.tramel.fi/

  • NetSer

    NetSer

    PL 132
    FI-20781 Kaarina
    Finland

    Chairman Mr. Pentti Kallio
    +35 8 50 50 52 789
    pentti.kallio@ekokaarina.net

    International Affairs Mr. Harri Niukkanen
    +35 8 44 51 53 349
    harri.niukkanen@netser.fi

    http://www.netser.fi

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    NetSer is a network of social economy enterprises offering, among other things, re-use and recycling services for producers and importers of electronic and electrical waste, along with bus dismantling and spare parts re-use services, laundry hire and composting of food waste. The network gives emphasis to the repairing and re-use of appliances instead of just dismantling and recycling. Electronic products’ ranges include TV sets, computers and monitors, photocopiers, fax machines, printers, refrigerators, freezers and washing machines. The members of NetSer offer job opportunities to groups at risk including the long-term unemployed and disabled people.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 400
    Number of active members in network: 12

    NetSer

    NetSer

    NetSer is a network of social economy enterprises offering, among other things, re-use and recycling services for producers and importers of electronic and electrical waste, along with bus dismantling and spare parts re-use services, laundry hire and composting of food waste. The network gives emphasis to the repairing and re-use of appliances instead of just dismantling and recycling. Electronic products’ ranges include TV sets, computers and monitors, photocopiers, fax machines, printers, refrigerators, freezers and washing machines. The members of NetSer offer job opportunities to groups at risk including the long-term unemployed and disabled people.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 400
    Number of active members in network: 12

    Homepage: http://www.netser.fi

France

  • Fédération ENVIE

    Fédération ENVIE

    32 rue Delizy
    93500 Pantin
    France

    Tel: +33 (0) 148 13 90 00
    Fax: +33 (0) 148 13 90 01

    http://www.envie.org

    federation@envie.org

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    Since 1984, Envie, the Federation of social inclusion enterprises, has helped marginalised groups back to work through an economic activity which specialises in the collection, repair and sale (with a guarantee) of second-hand electric and electronic appliances. The organisation contributes to environmental protection and preservation of resources through the re-use and recycling of WEEE. Goods are sold at affordable prices to households in need in 50 shops around France. The Envie concept has been successfully exported to the UK, Germany and Belgium where it has brought its know-how to local organisations.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 913
    Number of active members in network: 47

    Fédération ENVIE

    Fédération ENVIE

    Since 1984, Envie, the Federation of social inclusion enterprises, has helped marginalised groups back to work through an economic activity which specialises in the collection, repair and sale (with a guarantee) of second-hand electric and electronic appliances. The organisation contributes to environmental protection and preservation of resources through the re-use and recycling of WEEE. Goods are sold at affordable prices to households in need in 50 shops around France. The Envie concept has been successfully exported to the UK, Germany and Belgium where it has brought its know-how to local organisations.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 913
    Number of active members in network: 47

    Homepage: http://www.envie.org

  • Emmaüs France

    Emmaüs France

    47 Avenue de la Resistance
    93100 Montreuil
    France

    Tel: +33 1 41 58 25 00
    Fax: +33 1 48 57 45 95

    http://www.emmaus-france.org

    contact@emmaus-france.org

    More Information

    Emmaüs France is one of the most famous social networks in Europe. The Emmaüs movement was created in 1949, when people from opposing social and economic positions decided to join forces and create an original and unique solidarity movement to fight poverty and minimise the effects of exclusion. Since 2003, Emmaüs France has organised itself around three main areas: Communities, social action and housing, and professional inclusion within social economy organisations. Textiles, furniture and Electrical and Electronic Equipment are the product streams in which Emmaüs operates. Linked networks include Emmaüs International and Emmaüs Europe, which also work closely with RREUSE.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 4,100
    Number of active members in network: 262

    Emmaüs France

    Emmaüs France

    Emmaüs France is one of the most famous social networks in Europe. The Emmaüs movement was created in 1949, when people from opposing social and economic positions decided to join forces and create an original and unique solidarity movement to fight poverty and minimise the effects of exclusion. Since 2003, Emmaüs France has organised itself around three main areas: Communities, social action and housing, and professional inclusion within social economy organisations. Textiles, furniture and Electrical and Electronic Equipment are the product streams in which Emmaüs operates. Linked networks include Emmaüs International and Emmaüs Europe, which also work closely with RREUSE.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 4,100
    Number of active members in network: 262

    Homepage: http://www.emmaus-france.org

Great Britain

  • Reuseful UK

    Reuseful UK

    Reuseful UK
    U3 South Fens Business Centre
    Chatteris
    Cambridgeshire PE16 6TT
    Great Britain

    Tel: 0844 997 8000

    http://www.scrapstoresuk.org

    More Information

    Reuseful UK support reuse of resources for community benefit through the diversion of clean reusable scrap waste materials from businesses.
    Reuseful UK is a registered charity incepted by scrapstores themselves to gather and share information about issues, barriers, opportunities, good practice, achievements, promotions and publications
    Reuseful UK is a registered charity (no: 1126044) with trustees who have pledged:

    1. To facilitate the growth and sustainability of scrapstores and resource centres nationally through the provision of a network for advice, information, support and funding for projects as would further their charitable objects.

    2. To advance the education of the public concerning scrapstores and resource centres through a programme of teaching, training, publishing, exhibitions, seminars and any other means for providing public knowledge and information.

    3. To promote the effectiveness and efficiency of scrapstores, resource centres and other charitable organisations in the community reuse sector by providing best practice principles for initiating, developing and sustaining community reuse projects.

    4. To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives or any of them.

    As many as 80,000 community groups are already benefitting from the exciting and varied resources offered by their local scrapstore.

    Reuseful UK

    Reuseful UK

    Reuseful UK support reuse of resources for community benefit through the diversion of clean reusable scrap waste materials from businesses.
    Reuseful UK is a registered charity incepted by scrapstores themselves to gather and share information about issues, barriers, opportunities, good practice, achievements, promotions and publications
    Reuseful UK is a registered charity (no: 1126044) with trustees who have pledged:

    1. To facilitate the growth and sustainability of scrapstores and resource centres nationally through the provision of a network for advice, information, support and funding for projects as would further their charitable objects.

    2. To advance the education of the public concerning scrapstores and resource centres through a programme of teaching, training, publishing, exhibitions, seminars and any other means for providing public knowledge and information.

    3. To promote the effectiveness and efficiency of scrapstores, resource centres and other charitable organisations in the community reuse sector by providing best practice principles for initiating, developing and sustaining community reuse projects.

    4. To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives or any of them.

    As many as 80,000 community groups are already benefitting from the exciting and varied resources offered by their local scrapstore.

    Homepage: http://www.scrapstoresuk.org

  • London Community Resource Network

    London Community Resource Network

    The Grayston Centre
    28 Charles Square
    London, N1 6HT
    Great Britain

    Tel: 020 7324 4690
    Fax: 020 7324 4700

    http://www.lcrn.org.uk

    info@lcrn.org.uk

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    The London Community Resource Network is advocating for a city where communities, enterprises and the public manage their resources in a sustainable way. LCRN possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in efficient waste management in the community sector, delivering services that reach hundreds of thousands of Londoners. The network includes charities, social enterprises, community organisations, private companies, local authorities, environmental professionals and determined citizens who tackle waste by providing resource-efficient solutions.

    Number of FTE staff employed: approx 630
    Number of active members in network: 90

    London Community Resource Network

    London Community Resource Network

    The London Community Resource Network is advocating for a city where communities, enterprises and the public manage their resources in a sustainable way. LCRN possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in efficient waste management in the community sector, delivering services that reach hundreds of thousands of Londoners. The network includes charities, social enterprises, community organisations, private companies, local authorities, environmental professionals and determined citizens who tackle waste by providing resource-efficient solutions.

    Number of FTE staff employed: approx 630
    Number of active members in network: 90

    Homepage: http://www.lcrn.org.uk

  • Furniture Re-use Network

    Furniture Re-use Network

    48-54 West Street, St. Philips
    Bristol, BS2 0BL
    Great Britain

    Tel: +44 11 79 54 35 71
    Fax: +44 11 79 54 35 70

    http://www.frn.org.uk

    craiga@frn.org.uk

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    The Furniture Re-use Network is the national network which supports, assists and develops charitable re-use organisations across the U.K. FRN does this to reduce poverty by helping households in need to access furniture, electronic equipment and other household items at affordable prices. In addition, FRN supports re-use organisations in providing training and work placement opportunities for people who are socially excluded. The member organisations vary in size from small local charities to large social enterprises and some of these are attached to housing associations and councils for voluntary service. FRN recently succeeded in developing a British Re-use Standard for authorised re-use centres.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 3,800
    Number of active members in network: 350

    Furniture Re-use Network

    Furniture Re-use Network

    The Furniture Re-use Network is the national network which supports, assists and develops charitable re-use organisations across the U.K. FRN does this to reduce poverty by helping households in need to access furniture, electronic equipment and other household items at affordable prices. In addition, FRN supports re-use organisations in providing training and work placement opportunities for people who are socially excluded. The member organisations vary in size from small local charities to large social enterprises and some of these are attached to housing associations and councils for voluntary service. FRN recently succeeded in developing a British Re-use Standard for authorised re-use centres.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 3,800
    Number of active members in network: 350

    Homepage: http://www.frn.org.uk

  • Community Recycling Network for Scotland

    Community Recycling Network for Scotland

    Suite 62
    Stirling Business Centre
    Wellgreen Place
    Stirling, FK8 2DZ
    Great Britain

    Tel: +44 (0) 1786 469002
    Fax: +44 (0) 1786 473580

    http://www.crns.org.uk

    info@crns.org.uk

    More Information

    The CRNS is the network of community recycling organisations in Scotland. It provides information, advice and support to both existing and emerging community recyclers. The organisation aims to build a stronger community recycling sector in Scotland which can create real social, environmental and economic benefit within the local communities. The work of CRNS covers an array of different activities including recycling, re-use, refurbishment, reprocessing, remanufacturing, community and home composting, waste prevention, waste education and awareness-raising.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 1,166
    Number of active members in network: 129

    Community Recycling Network for Scotland

    Community Recycling Network for Scotland

    The CRNS is the network of community recycling organisations in Scotland. It provides information, advice and support to both existing and emerging community recyclers. The organisation aims to build a stronger community recycling sector in Scotland which can create real social, environmental and economic benefit within the local communities. The work of CRNS covers an array of different activities including recycling, re-use, refurbishment, reprocessing, remanufacturing, community and home composting, waste prevention, waste education and awareness-raising.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 1,166
    Number of active members in network: 129

    Homepage: http://www.crns.org.uk

  • Community Composting Network

    Community Composting Network

    67 Alexandra Road
    Sheffield, S2 3EE
    Great Britain

    Tel: +44 114 2580 483

    http://www.communitycompost.org

    info@communitycompost.org

    More Information

    Based in Sheffield, England, The Community Composting National Network supports and promotes the community management and use of waste bio-degradable resources. It is self-managed by an elected committee of members. The main aims of the network are to provide information and support to new and existing community composting projects, to represent the needs of community composters to European, National, Regional and Local Governments and to provide a consultancy service for members who need more than just information.

    Number of FTE staff employed: Approx 740
    Number of active members in network: 213

    Community Composting Network

    Community Composting Network

    Based in Sheffield, England, The Community Composting National Network supports and promotes the community management and use of waste bio-degradable resources. It is self-managed by an elected committee of members. The main aims of the network are to provide information and support to new and existing community composting projects, to represent the needs of community composters to European, National, Regional and Local Governments and to provide a consultancy service for members who need more than just information.

    Number of FTE staff employed: Approx 740
    Number of active members in network: 213

    Homepage: http://www.communitycompost.org

Ireland

  • Community Reuse Network

    Community Reuse Network

    Community Reuse Network
    Dublin
    Ireland

    Tel: +353 1 685 3435

    http://www.crni.ie

    communityreusenetwork@gmail.com

    More Information

    The Community Reuse Network is the all Island representative body for community based reuse, recycling and waste prevention organisations. It promotes reuse and social inclusion at national and local authority level through networking, campaigning and events. CRNI supports their member organisations through the publication and dissemination of best practice guidance and related information.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 500
    Number of active members in network: 9

    Community Reuse Network

    Community Reuse Network

    The Community Reuse Network is the all Island representative body for community based reuse, recycling and waste prevention organisations. It promotes reuse and social inclusion at national and local authority level through networking, campaigning and events. CRNI supports their member organisations through the publication and dissemination of best practice guidance and related information.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 500
    Number of active members in network: 9

    Homepage: http://www.crni.ie

  • Rehab Recycle

    Rehab Recycle

    77 Broomhill Road
    Tallaght
    Dublin 24
    Ireland

    Tel: +353 (0) 145 281 19
    Fax: +353 (0) 145 281 23

    http://www.rehabrecycle.ie

    info@rehabrecycle.ie

    More Information

    Rehab Recycle was established in 1984, primarily to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The organisation has since grown to become an Irish success story and a major force in Ireland’s recycling industry, with facilities in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Navan and even in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Rehab Recycle covers many waste streams including the collection, sorting and processing of glass, WEEE, paper, expanded polystyrene, mobile phones, aluminium cans and computer components. Rehab Recycle joined the RREUSE network in June 2009.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 160
    Number of active members in network: 7

    Rehab Recycle

    Rehab Recycle

    Rehab Recycle was established in 1984, primarily to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The organisation has since grown to become an Irish success story and a major force in Ireland’s recycling industry, with facilities in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Navan and even in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Rehab Recycle covers many waste streams including the collection, sorting and processing of glass, WEEE, paper, expanded polystyrene, mobile phones, aluminium cans and computer components. Rehab Recycle joined the RREUSE network in June 2009.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 160
    Number of active members in network: 7

    Homepage: http://www.rehabrecycle.ie

  • RECOSI

    RECOSI

    Deerpark Business Complex, Dublin Road, Co. Carlow
    Dublin
    Ireland

    Tel: +353 45 409 150
    Fax: +353 1 440756

    Katja Zajko

    http://www.recosi.com

    info@recosi.com

Spain

  • Asociacion Espanola de Recuperadores de Economia Social y Solidaria AERESS

    Asociacion Espanola de Recuperadores de Economia Social y Solidaria AERESS

    C/Bustos,2, Local 2
    Bajo izquierda.
    28010 Madrid
    Spain

    Tel: +34 68 862 13 15
    Tel: +34 911 862 543
    Fax: +34 914 452 266

    http://www.aeress.org

    info@aeress.org

    More Information

    AERESS, the Spanish Asociation of recovery entities of social and supportive economy in Spain is a non profit organization in function since 1994. It´s constituted as a state platform of solidarity entities (associations, foundations, cooperatives and insertion enterprises) that are dedicated to reducing, reusing and recycling of waste, with the aims of social transformation and promotion of socio labour insertion of people is situation, or in risk of, social exclusion. Nowadays, AERESS represents 54 entities, specialized in the socio labour insertion and waste management, presents in 13 Spanish regions. The ideological principles of AERESS are based in the achievement of a model of ecologic economy that encourage the utilization and former equilibrated use of natural resources, based in the employment of clean technologies that don´t harm the environment and/or the human health.

    In the work field we pledge for the modification of the current concepts of labour productivity in change of a bigger social profitability, in which, over the economical benefit will be the human and social solidarity. Because of this, we defend the role of the social and supportive enterprise.

    Number of FTE staff employed: approx 1,583
    Number of active members in network: 54
    Number of Tns collected per year: 97,639.25 Tn.

    Asociacion Espanola de Recuperadores de Economia Social y Solidaria AERESS

    Asociacion Espanola de Recuperadores de Economia Social y Solidaria AERESS

    AERESS, the Spanish Asociation of recovery entities of social and supportive economy in Spain is a non profit organization in function since 1994. It´s constituted as a state platform of solidarity entities (associations, foundations, cooperatives and insertion enterprises) that are dedicated to reducing, reusing and recycling of waste, with the aims of social transformation and promotion of socio labour insertion of people is situation, or in risk of, social exclusion. Nowadays, AERESS represents 54 entities, specialized in the socio labour insertion and waste management, presents in 13 Spanish regions. The ideological principles of AERESS are based in the achievement of a model of ecologic economy that encourage the utilization and former equilibrated use of natural resources, based in the employment of clean technologies that don´t harm the environment and/or the human health.

    In the work field we pledge for the modification of the current concepts of labour productivity in change of a bigger social profitability, in which, over the economical benefit will be the human and social solidarity. Because of this, we defend the role of the social and supportive enterprise.

    Number of FTE staff employed: approx 1,583
    Number of active members in network: 54
    Number of Tns collected per year: 97,639.25 Tn.

    Homepage: http://www.aeress.org

Greece

  • Oikologiki Etaireia Anakyklosis

    Oikologiki Etaireia Anakyklosis
    Ecological Recycling Society

    Mamai 3
    10440 Athens
    Greece

    Tel: +30 210 82 24 48 1
    Fax: +30 210 82 24 48 1

    http://www.ecorec.gr

    info@ecorec.gr

    More Information

    Oikologiki Etaireia Anakyklosis is a non-profit organisation for the promotion of re-use, recycling and waste reduction in Greece, through educational programmes in schools, publications (books and quarterly magazines) and information / awareness-raising programmes and campaigns. The organisation is especially active in the public debate in Greece around waste prevention issues. Among its recent initiatives are a home-composting project and awareness campaign and the “Klimax Plus” project, which offers working opportunities to people with psychosocial disadvantages including ex-substance mis-users and mentally ill individuals as well as the homeless, refugees and settlers.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 7
    Number of active members in network: 1

    Oikologiki Etaireia Anakyklosis

    Oikologiki Etaireia Anakyklosis

    Oikologiki Etaireia Anakyklosis is a non-profit organisation for the promotion of re-use, recycling and waste reduction in Greece, through educational programmes in schools, publications (books and quarterly magazines) and information / awareness-raising programmes and campaigns. The organisation is especially active in the public debate in Greece around waste prevention issues. Among its recent initiatives are a home-composting project and awareness campaign and the “Klimax Plus” project, which offers working opportunities to people with psychosocial disadvantages including ex-substance mis-users and mentally ill individuals as well as the homeless, refugees and settlers.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 7
    Number of active members in network: 1

    Homepage: http://www.ecorec.gr

  • Klimax Plus

    Klimax Plus

    Dekeleon Street 50
    11854 Athens
    Greece


Hungary

  • Humusz Szövetség

    Humusz Szövetség

    Humusz Ház
    Saru u. 11
    1111 Budapest
    Hungary

    Tel: + 36 1 386 26 48
    Fax: + 36 1 279 18 44

    http://www.humusz.hu

    humusz@humusz.hu

    More Information

    Humusz Alliance, established by Hungarian environment protecting NGOs in 1995, works for presenting waste-free, environment conscious solutions and lifestyle examples. We promote reuse through all of our channels starting from our own media to lobbying documents and build active relations with players of all forms of reuse such as exchange events, flea markets, charity shops, donation centres, online auctions, second hand commerce etc. We disseminate all good practices found by us. In 2010 we managed to renew our online, free repair database listing small repair shops striving to survive, helping people to find these shops, as they have almost no communication activity. In the next years part of our strategy is to develop reuse/repair centres out of the national waste management system, as that was monopolised by the state in 2012.

    We expect to learn from the network, and with that help, we hopefully shall be able to set up reuse centres giving new opportunities for deprived groups.

    Humusz Szövetség

    Humusz Szövetség

    Humusz Alliance, established by Hungarian environment protecting NGOs in 1995, works for presenting waste-free, environment conscious solutions and lifestyle examples. We promote reuse through all of our channels starting from our own media to lobbying documents and build active relations with players of all forms of reuse such as exchange events, flea markets, charity shops, donation centres, online auctions, second hand commerce etc. We disseminate all good practices found by us. In 2010 we managed to renew our online, free repair database listing small repair shops striving to survive, helping people to find these shops, as they have almost no communication activity. In the next years part of our strategy is to develop reuse/repair centres out of the national waste management system, as that was monopolised by the state in 2012.

    We expect to learn from the network, and with that help, we hopefully shall be able to set up reuse centres giving new opportunities for deprived groups.

    Homepage: http://www.humusz.hu

Italy

  • Associazione Orius

    Associazione Orius

    Via Cervellati 1/g,
    40122 Bologna
    Italy

    Tel: +39 051 552876
    Fax: +39 051 555421

    http://www.associazioneorius.eu

    info@associazioneorius.eu

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    Orius Association was established in 2011 and consists of agencies for professional training and social cooperatives. The association aims to promote new models of social cohesion and sustainability, by supporting the culture of the human person, active citizenship and inclusion in the social community in relation to the culture of environmental and ecological sustainability in every socio-productive declination. Orius provides services for developing projects, joining social integration and environmental sustainability. In particular, its work include design of social and environmental activities, planning of training activities, development of european networks, consulting in waste management, dissemination of good practices, promotion of networks between local authorities and third non-profit sector. The association is involved in international and local projects within waste reduction (re-use, repair and recycling).

    Number of FTE staff employed: 1000
    Number of active members in network: 5

    Associazione Orius

    Associazione Orius

    Orius Association was established in 2011 and consists of agencies for professional training and social cooperatives. The association aims to promote new models of social cohesion and sustainability, by supporting the culture of the human person, active citizenship and inclusion in the social community in relation to the culture of environmental and ecological sustainability in every socio-productive declination. Orius provides services for developing projects, joining social integration and environmental sustainability. In particular, its work include design of social and environmental activities, planning of training activities, development of european networks, consulting in waste management, dissemination of good practices, promotion of networks between local authorities and third non-profit sector. The association is involved in international and local projects within waste reduction (re-use, repair and recycling).

    Number of FTE staff employed: 1000
    Number of active members in network: 5

    Homepage: http://www.associazioneorius.eu

  • Rete ONU

    Rete ONU
    c/o Bidonbille

    Via Giannantonio Summonte 17
    80138 Napoli
    Italy

    Tel: 3471217942

    http://www.reteonu.it

  • Farsi Promissimo

    Farsi Promissimo

    Viale Sarca 336/f
    20126 Milano
    Italy

    Tel: 02 33000945

    Carmine Guanci

    http://www.consorziofarsiprossimo.org

Slovenia

  • Center Ponovne Uporabe

    Center Ponovne Uporabe
    Reuse Centre Ltd.

    Vrazova Street 9
    2270 Ormož
    Slovenia

    Tel: 00 386 3 752 07 9 0

    Dr. Marinka Vovk

    http://www.eko-tce.eu

    eko.tce@siol.net

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    Reuse Centre Ltd., Social Enterprise is the first social enterprise in Slovenia and was registered in 2012 and performs the activities of reuse, involving 9 separate units. Reuse Centre operates as a social enterprise type B by integrating target groups conducting the activities of reconstruction of equipment and accessories and implements upcycling, which creates value-added products. The primary activity of the social enterprise is training disadvantaged persons and assisting their integration into society.

    Reuse Centre Ltd. has developed a new model for the implementation of socially responsible entrepreneurship in Slovenia which connects municipalities and public waste management companies allowing for the development of new green jobs and promoting resource savings in practice.
    Our organisation cares for the return of long-term unemployed to the labour market and are actively committed, through social entrepreneurship, to engaging them to independently generating income and providing for their own survival .

    Priority is given to the growth of social capital and providing innovative solutions to environmental and social problems as primary objectives to the provision of social welfare.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 30
    Number of active members in network: 9

    Center Ponovne Uporabe

    Center Ponovne Uporabe

    Reuse Centre Ltd., Social Enterprise is the first social enterprise in Slovenia and was registered in 2012 and performs the activities of reuse, involving 9 separate units. Reuse Centre operates as a social enterprise type B by integrating target groups conducting the activities of reconstruction of equipment and accessories and implements upcycling, which creates value-added products. The primary activity of the social enterprise is training disadvantaged persons and assisting their integration into society.

    Reuse Centre Ltd. has developed a new model for the implementation of socially responsible entrepreneurship in Slovenia which connects municipalities and public waste management companies allowing for the development of new green jobs and promoting resource savings in practice.
    Our organisation cares for the return of long-term unemployed to the labour market and are actively committed, through social entrepreneurship, to engaging them to independently generating income and providing for their own survival .

    Priority is given to the growth of social capital and providing innovative solutions to environmental and social problems as primary objectives to the provision of social welfare.

    Number of FTE staff employed: 30
    Number of active members in network: 9

    Homepage: http://www.eko-tce.eu

Romania

  • Ateliere Fără Frontiere

    Ateliere Fără Frontiere

    Ateliere Fara Frontiere
    Sos. Oltenitei nr 105
    In incinta INTEC
    Sector 4, Bucuresti
    Romania

    Tel: +40 314 259 010
    Fax: +40 314 259 010

    http://www.atelierefarafrontiere.ro

    contact@atelierefarafrontiere.ro

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    Ateliere Fără Frontiere (Workshops without borders) is a Romanian NGO and work integration social enterprise for very disadvantaged people. We fight against waste and pollution through the collecting, reusing and recycling of WEEE. We also reuse advertising campaigns’ meshes and banners and make bags and useful and ethical recycled objects. Through our digital solidarity programs, we donate refurbished IT equipment (hardware and software) to social, educational and training NGOs, schools and public institutions all over Romania.

    Ateliere Fără Frontiere

    Ateliere Fără Frontiere

    Ateliere Fără Frontiere (Workshops without borders) is a Romanian NGO and work integration social enterprise for very disadvantaged people. We fight against waste and pollution through the collecting, reusing and recycling of WEEE. We also reuse advertising campaigns’ meshes and banners and make bags and useful and ethical recycled objects. Through our digital solidarity programs, we donate refurbished IT equipment (hardware and software) to social, educational and training NGOs, schools and public institutions all over Romania.

    Homepage: http://www.atelierefarafrontiere.ro

Poland

  • EKON Association

    EKON Association
    Stowarzyszenie

    ul. Mortkowicza 5
    02-823 Warszawa
    Poland

    Tel: +48 22 729 - 25 - 10
    Fax: +48 22 758 - 57 - 01

    http://www.ekon.org.pl

    sekretariat@ekon.org.pl

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    The EKON association (was established in 2003 as a common initiative for disabled people and all those whose interests and passions are involved in ecology and environmental protection. It provides work places for those persons threatened by social exclusion.

    EKON’s target was to build the first social enterprise in Poland that deals with creating new workplaces for disabled persons with a special consideration for one of the most disadvantaged groups of socially excluded people, namely those with mental health issues. Today EKON association employs around 1350 people, 1280 of which have disabilities.

    One of the main activities of EKON is the curbsite collection and sorting of domestic recyclable materials, known as the Ecojob. The idea of the “Ecojob” propagated by our Association is based on the creation of green workplaces which are closely linked with work for environment protection and ecological education of the society. These ecojobs are carried out through the implementation of a number of projects in cooperation with two sheltered workshops: TJ Sp. z o.o. and ABA - Service Sp. z o.o. which hire people with disabilities.

    We also get assistance from a number of institutions, these are, among others: the Labour Office of Warsaw, District Labour Offices, PFRON, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Voivodship Fund for Environmental Protection in Warsaw and a number of associations and funds acting for the benefit of people with disabilities.

    EKON Association

    EKON Association

    The EKON association (was established in 2003 as a common initiative for disabled people and all those whose interests and passions are involved in ecology and environmental protection. It provides work places for those persons threatened by social exclusion.

    EKON’s target was to build the first social enterprise in Poland that deals with creating new workplaces for disabled persons with a special consideration for one of the most disadvantaged groups of socially excluded people, namely those with mental health issues. Today EKON association employs around 1350 people, 1280 of which have disabilities.

    One of the main activities of EKON is the curbsite collection and sorting of domestic recyclable materials, known as the Ecojob. The idea of the “Ecojob” propagated by our Association is based on the creation of green workplaces which are closely linked with work for environment protection and ecological education of the society. These ecojobs are carried out through the implementation of a number of projects in cooperation with two sheltered workshops: TJ Sp. z o.o. and ABA - Service Sp. z o.o. which hire people with disabilities.

    We also get assistance from a number of institutions, these are, among others: the Labour Office of Warsaw, District Labour Offices, PFRON, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Voivodship Fund for Environmental Protection in Warsaw and a number of associations and funds acting for the benefit of people with disabilities.

    Homepage: http://www.ekon.org.pl

Sweden

Croatia

USA

  • REUSE!NYC

    REUSE!NYC
    c/o CCNY Steinman Hall 115

    140th St & Convent Ave
    10031 New York City
    USA

    Tel: +1 212 650 8896

    Ben Rose
    contact@reusenyc.info

    http://www.reusenyc.info

    More Information

    ReuseNYC is a membership-based association of New York City nonprofits that accept and redistribute donated goods. The mission of ReuseNYC is to support the work of member organizations as well as promote the social, environmental, and economic benefits reuse provides local communities.

    ReuseNYC members vary widely in mission and size - from large national organizations to smaller local nonprofits, from thrift stores to deconstruction companies, from social service providers to creative arts programs, from charitable book drives to clothing banks; ReuseNYC members provide a wide spectrum of services to New Yorkers. All ReuseNYC members are nonprofit organizations that accept and redistribute donated goods in New York City.

    ReuseNYC is a program of the NYC Center for Materials Reuse which is fully funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation's Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling.

    REUSE!NYC

    REUSE!NYC

    ReuseNYC is a membership-based association of New York City nonprofits that accept and redistribute donated goods. The mission of ReuseNYC is to support the work of member organizations as well as promote the social, environmental, and economic benefits reuse provides local communities.

    ReuseNYC members vary widely in mission and size - from large national organizations to smaller local nonprofits, from thrift stores to deconstruction companies, from social service providers to creative arts programs, from charitable book drives to clothing banks; ReuseNYC members provide a wide spectrum of services to New Yorkers. All ReuseNYC members are nonprofit organizations that accept and redistribute donated goods in New York City.

    ReuseNYC is a program of the NYC Center for Materials Reuse which is fully funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation's Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling.

    Homepage: http://www.reusenyc.info