News & Updates

Spring Styling

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting (marginally) warmer and the shelves are filling up with Easter eggs – that’s right, spring is on its way.

Upcycle is the New Recycle

Out with the old and in with the new; it’s not an uncommon phrase to hear in the early months of 2015. But instead of replacing your old furniture, why not turn what you have into something new? It’s a great time of year to redecorate and have a clear out of old, tired furniture. But [...]

Help Make Christmas Merrier For Those In Need

For many people across Britain, this festive season isn’t shaping up to be all that jolly. Even as our economy slowly rumbles back into gear, families across the UK are still struggling to make ends meet amidst continued welfare cuts.

UK Government Failing to Deal with Waste Efficiently, Committee Finds

The UK government has received bad ratings for its handling of waste and resources in a report by The Environmental Audit Committee. The report, in which environmental efficiency is scored on a red, amber and green basis, gives the UK government’s approach to “resource efficiency” an amber rating.

Households throw away £435m a year

Households in England are throwing away £435m in repairable goods every year, according to new research.

Recycling Lives wins second Queen’s Award

Furniture Donation Network’s parent company- Recycling Lives- has scooped a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

Reuse sector ‘too polite’, says MP

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, has called for more strident action from the reuse sector, suggesting reuse organisations were ‘too polite’ in establishing themselves as viable options for waste disposal contracts.

Fly-tipping down in Blackburn and Darwen

Blackburn with Darwen council is reducing fly-tipping in the borough, by offering free skips for local residents to dispose of their bulky waste. In December, 21 skips were dotted around the borough, collecting around 20 tonnes of waste. The initiative seems to be working, with fly-tipping incidents falling to 305 for the month, compared to [...]

Furniture sales soar as housing market recovers

Rising furniture sales have driven strong growth in the retail sector, with sales volume for September growing by 2.2% compared to the previous year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Furniture reuse key to tackling resource poverty

Greater reuse of furniture and other household items could be key to alleviating resource poverty in the UK, industry representatives have claimed.