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Press Release: Corporate retailers partner with reuse charities to supply people living in poverty in the UK with quality, reusable items

The report is available to dowload:

Embargoed: Tuesday 15 September 00:01 

A new report released today (Tuesday 15 September) at the 2015 RWM Exhibition by the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) reveals 78,000 quality, reusable items supplied by the FRN take-back schemes went to people living in poverty in the UK during 2014/15. 

The report illustrates impacts from a selection of partnerships with major retailers through the FRN take-back scheme, the impact of more than 20 FRN managed commercial partnerships and the overall impact of the re-use sector in the UK. 

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A whole lot of Allotment

Our members are always looking for more ideas that will help them reach out to more members of our society - providing more support, skills and simple kindness to those who find themselves excluded from society. 

One such FRN member, Emmaus Brighton, have the Greenhouse - which is on topic for this week - National Allotment Week.

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His Royal Highness The prince of Wales to Visit FRN member toogoodtowaste.

On the day of their 20th anniversary toogoodtowaste will be receiving a visit from His Royal highness The Prince of Wales. We at FRN are incredibly proud of toogoodtowaste and want to wish them a very happy birthday! FRN CEO Craig Anderson will also be attending the day. 

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Who is Pioneering Furniture Re-use & Recycling?

The First of its Kind - FRN Joins their international counterparts at Furnirec 2015 – The first International Recycling Congress.

Lesley Wilcox speaks on FRN Take Back Schemes. 


Once again, France lights the way to dramatically cut down on waste. Introduced in 2013, the ‘Eco-Tax’ is added to new furniture enforcing producer responsibility. This tax is used to finance and improve the recycling of used furniture.

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