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Councils dump re-usable furniture

The following press release was issued on 20th September 2007:

Councils dump 10 million re-usable items of furniture every year 

Over 10 million reusable items of furniture are sent to landfill by local authorities every year - almost 30,000 items every day - revealed a study by The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) recently.  

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Dixons, DHL and FRN join forces

FRN issued the following press release on 10th December 2007:

Dixons Stores Group, DHL and the FRN join forces for the benefit of re-users and retailers 

A major new WEEE (waste electronics and electrical equipment) alliance between the UK’s largest electrical retailer, the world’s largest logistics company and the UK’s social economy re-use sector has been launched to increase the amount of discarded electrical items that are reused.  

Dixons Stores Group (DSGi) and DHL have agreed an alliance with FRN (Furniture Re-use Network) for the reuse of WEEE collected by DSGi’s nationwide “takeback-on-delivery” service. Each of DSGi’s 14 regional distribution centres across the UK are now partnered with an Approved Re-use Centre (ARC) through FRN Enterprises Ltd (FRN’s trading subsidiary) and each centre is reusing between 70 and 200 WEEE items per week. The arrangement will result in more than 100,000 electrical items a year being reused.

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E-Bay Charity Shopping

FRN issued the following press release on 16th January 2008:

EBay Shopping Mall for Re-use Charities

 FRN team up with Missionfish to empty the cupboards

The Furniture Re-use Network today launched a page dedicated to selling items on eBay which have been collected by re-use charities.

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Pioneering Schemes


A pioneering project aimed at encouraging communities across the country to redistribute unwanted furniture to low-income families could help slash debt, create sustainable tenancies and save thousands of tonnes of household goods from being dumped in landfills.

The National Housing Federation and The Furniture Re-use Network have today launched a new booklet outlining how social landlords and their tenants can reap enormous benefits by teaming up with a local furniture re-use organisation (FRO).

The scheme hopes to significantly increase the 2.5 million items of recycled furniture and domestic appliances, which are sold to people on low incomes at knockdown prices every year.

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