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FRN and IKEA Partnership Shortlisted for National Recycling Awards

The Furniture Re-use Network and IKEA have been shortlisted for the National Recycling Awards.

The National Recycling Awards 2012, organised by MRW, recognise and celebrate the very best practice within the waste and resource recycling industry. The FRN and IKEA Partnership is shortlisted in the Best Partnership Project for Recycling category. The awards ceremony will be held in London in July.

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Newbury Community Resource Centre to pilot scheme as a pathway to employment for people with mental health problems


The Newbury Community Resource Centre is amongst seventy four charities that will get a share of more than £6.8 million to test and develop innovative approaches to improve health and wellbeing, Care Services Minister Paul Burstow announced yesterday.

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The State of Big Society Reuse

The Furniture Re-use Network is calling on the Government to rethink its Big Society and Re-use strategies and asking them to look at cross-departmental recognition of the wide and staggering benefits that reuse already has on the UK’s society, economy and environment.

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FRN welcomes European Parliament vote to support establishing a WEEE Reuse Target

The FRN is extremely pleased to see today  (4th October 2011) that the MEPs who make up the European Parliament Environment Council have voted to back the WEEE Directive recast amendments that support the establishment of a reuse target of 5% across the WEEE categories. We hope to see this decision get through the next stages negotiations in January to herald the introduction of the long awaited "reuse target".

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