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DWP Social Fund and the Reuse Sector

Community Care Grants to support people in desperate need are to be replaced by Local Support under the new Social Fund. Within the Government's plans there is recognition of the value of the FRN membership's work to provide goods, services and support to the most disadvantaged in UK's society, and also indicates major opportunities for Local Authority Partnership with Local Reusers.

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MEPs vote in favour of WEEE Re-use 5% Target

Parliament wants tighter rules for the EU's growing output of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE)

MEPs proposed new targets for collecting, recycling and re-using wasteParliament wants tighter rules for the EU's growing output of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE), while cutting red tape for companies. In a plenary vote on Thursday, MEPs proposed new targets for collecting, recycling and re-using waste. They also recommended tougher measures to prevent the export of e-waste to developing countries, where it can pose a health and environment hazard.

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FRN’s Big Society Plans

Big Society “major opportunity” for reuse sector

 

The coalition government's ‘Big Society' represents a major opportunity for reuse organisations to deliver more services with both the public and private sector, according to the Furniture Re-use Network.

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South Shropshire Furniture Scheme wins FRN President’s Award 2011

 

South Shropshire Furniture Scheme (SSFS) and Shropshire Housing Alliance (SHA) have scooped this year’s Presidents Award at the FRN’s (Furniture Reuse Network) Annual Conference. The award, for Innovation and Design of products or services, was presented to Julian Price and Jean Jarvis MBE at the FRN conference in Solihull last weekend, by FRN President Richard Featherstone.

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