Why Adapting Through Change?
The title of this year's conference is a reference to the turbulent climate furniture re-use organisations are currently operating in. With the threat of Brexit and the disruption that will almost certainly cause, our sector is once again going to have to adapt to both survive and thrive. As the national network we are looking to stay ahead of the curve and are watching the horizon for potential threats and help steer our member's through the choppy waters.
The Furniture Reuse Network (FRN) has called for charities to be exempt from local councils disposal charges on items they have taken from the household waste stream.
Here at the Furniture Re-use Network, we welcome the European Parliament’s environment committee backing several changes to the EU Waste Framework Directive. It is the result of a couple of years’ worth of lobbying and it certainly is a much appreciated vote of support for the reuse and prevention of waste.
Very few of my words are needed - except to congratulate those Furniture Re-use Network Members for their achievements as a sector. Your work as Furniture Re-use charities, Social Enterprises and Comminity Interest Companies has had this impact on the UK and our local communities in the past year. We are so proud to be able to represent you and to show off the effects of your incredible work.