New EU waste laws approved

Good to see the EU emphasising repair and reuse in updates to its Waste Framework Directive.
RRUSE has the story:


These all sound good:

  • support for social enterprise active in re-use and repair
  • extending product lifetimes
  • creating local green and inclusive jobs
  • mandatory reporting of ‘preparation for re-use’ rates separate to that of recycling
  • future development of quantitative indicators to measure re-use

Anyone can give a quick explainer on what is meant by ‘preparation for reuse’?