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IKEA reveals early success with FRN reuse initiative

Furniture reuse organisations across the UK could gain hundreds of thousands of pounds a year of extra income under a new initiative which encourage IKEA's online customers to donate their used furniture to a member of the Furniture Reuse Network, the retail giant has claimed. Speaking at the Furniture Reuse Network's (FRN) annual conference in Solihull last week (January 21), IKEA's UK sustainable development manager Charlie Browne also revealed that it had commissioned research to look at how it could help develop infrastructure to bring material back to the reuse sector.

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Standards for bulky waste

 

In July 2005, FRN issued the following press release about its bulky waste project

Setting the standards for bulky waste

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New average weights for furniture

The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) has updated its average weights list. The list is more comprehensive than ever before, including items that had previously been missed out and breaking items down into different types, such as differentiating between cane conservatory-style sofas and regular household sofas. There are also listings for bathroom, garden, office and other bulky waste items which will inform bulky waste analysis work.

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Guide shows way for Waste

FRN issued the following press release in June 2006

New guide shows way for Bulky Waste

A guide on how to run a sustainable public service for items too big to fit into people’s bins has been published by the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN). You know bulky waste can be re-used and recycled, but how should it be done? Bulky Basics is an essential and practical guide to turning a bulky waste service into a bulky re-use and recycling service, including assessing its true cost. It is the result of a year-long research project which has examined existing bulky waste services around the country, including innovative areas where re-use and recycling is already happening.

LARAC has welcomed the manual

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