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Initial Response from FRN on English Waste Prevention Programme

Having made the trip to London to attend a breakfast meeting with the Defra Minister on the day of the launch of the waste prevention programme, my disappointment began when we were only given a two page executive summary and a short explanation of what was in it. There did follow a session of pertinent and probing questions from attendees regarding aspects of the programme, but I’d suggest that most of us left the room feeling it was up to the waste industry, manufacturers, retailers, civil society organisations and other practitioners to sort it all out.

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Reuse to Prevent Waste and Reduce Poverty

Could the Waste Sector help reduce Poverty for millions of UK households?

asks Craig Anderson of the Furniture Re-use Network

 There is a direct link between current waste management approaches handling unwanted household goods – such as furniture and electrical appliances – and poverty levels in the UK.

There are some problems – like resource shortages – which will affect us all, globally; and problems – like poverty - that affect only some people.

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FRN says Waste increases Poverty for millions of UK households

The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) says there is solvable resource poverty in the UK, and calls upon waste management companies and local and national Government to work with the re-use sector.

As guest speaker at the CIWM Annual Presidential Dinner last night (Tuesday, 15th Oct 2013), Craig Anderson, CEO of FRN put out a call to the waste management sector and the Government asking them to support access to millions of household items that are currently going to waste.

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FRN Says there is an alternative to high-interest lifestyle stores – the furniture re-use charity sector

In The Guardian magazine’s article about Brighthouse, it asks if the high-interest lifestyle store is cashing in on consumer poverty (Saturday, 5th October 2013).

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