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FRN News

Guide to re-use launched

The following press release was issued in January 2007


A briefing paper for local authorities on how to set up a re-use credits system has been issued by LARAC, the FRN and WRAP.

Further to the Government-issued Guidance on re-use credits in April 2006, the briefing paper aims to simplify this and provide a practical guide for local authorities and their voluntary sector partners, mainly furniture re-use charities, to ensure that a credits system is properly set up.

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Children denied items

The following press release was issued in April 2007:

Children are denied basic household items -charity calls for Government initiative to tackle material deprivation

Government research into Child poverty in the UK shows that large proportions of the poorest households can not afford basic items such as electrical appliances and decent furniture.  In total 4 million children are deprived of decent furniture and 3 million of working electrical appliances. This builds upon the UNICEF study earlier in the year showing British children to be the most deprived in the western world.

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Re-use Counts

The following press release was issued on 25th May 2007:

 Charity body welcomes waste strategy for England

The Furniture Re-use Network has warmly welcomed the Government’s new Waste Strategy for England.  The top objective states that the Government will “put more emphasis on waste prevention and re-use”.

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Homeless get SPA

The following press release was issued on 26th July 2007:

Starter Packs Association will assist people to establish a home

The Furniture Re-use Network today launched the Starter Packs Association to support the development of starter packs schemes across the country.  In London this work is already being spearheaded by the Christian charity Housing Justice

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