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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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DEFRA’s Proposed Waste Policy could lead to crisis for millions of people

In the Furniture Re-use Network’s (FRN) response to the recent Waste Prevention Consultation, the national charity states that DEFRA is placing a high expectation on others to create a programme of waste prevention activity and absolves Government of any real intent or impact.

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