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 supplies of never previously available goods. The EU and national institutions will have to make decisions that will dramatically change the whole industry. A very hard task ahead if there is no clear view of reality. The European Union demands the “creation and support of reuse networks”: But what exactly needs supporting? Who must be involved in such networks? Today, in Europe, the second-hand industry is made up of...