Since the creation of the Emmaus Movement, groups have been implementing circular economy through collection, sorting, repair and reuse activities. Their work makes it possible to contribute to the protection of the environment whilst fighting for solidarity and welcoming values. The new tool called “The Emmaus groups in Europe – championing alternatives for a Circular Economy” is based on this expertise.
This tool aims at implementing practices and strengths from groups that are at the heart of the Emmaus Movement, while encouraging people to share experiences. The objective is also to support the work done by Emmaus Europe to call upon and negotiate with European institutions. Indeed, the Circular Economy Package that aims at regulating the prevention and management of waste in Europe is currently being discussed at the European Parliament and will be voted at the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on the 24th of January 2017.