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Sharing about repairing

Friday, 11 November 2016 10:01

Repair Centre

The team at Vision 21 are running a brilliant scheme that is breathing new life into broken bits and bobs. Launched earlier this year, by the environmentalist Jonathon Porrit and Cheltenham's MP Alex Chalk, the Repair Cafes have been an amazing success with hundreds of previously broken items given a new lease on life.  

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Reuse in the UK and Ireland report

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 14:07

Re-use in the UK report

CIWM annual state of the nation report

The CIWM has published their annual state of the nation report and thankfully, they are putting re-use top of their agenda. 

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Emmaus Bristol and their Pop-Up Adventure

Monday, 03 October 2016 14:40

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Emmaus Bristol Take on the Pop-Up

When Jess from Emmaus Bristol mentioned that they had opened a pop-up shop I (Bex Jones) immediately had a million and one questions about the whole venture so I sent a selection of questions her way (lucky for Jess - and you dear readers - I whittled them down to 6).

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When toogoodtowaste were donated a mountain of duvets and pillows that they weren't able to sell or give away to people, they decided to put a message out on their social media channels. They asked their followers to share a post to anyone who might know an animal shelter that could benefit from using the items as bedding for their furry rescued friends. 

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Working in the Regions

Monday, 12 September 2016 08:33

Working in the Regions

In addition to holding Regional Re-use Meetings during the year, FRN has occasionally been called on to intervene and support members in a distinct region of the UK.

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The upcycling belles of the waste sector ball…

Thursday, 08 September 2016 14:10

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(Pics: Reviive Pallit (pallet) Furniture; Total Reuse Washing Machine Drum Table; FRN at the RWM)

We’re really excited to announce that two of the Furniture Re-use Network members will have their upcycled furniture displayed and used in the highly prominent go-to Viridor café at the RWM Exhibition at the NEC from 13 – 15 September.

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The Diary of a Sofa

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 14:50

This time next week, the FRN team will be shouting 're-use' from the rooftop at the RWM Exhibition and they will be accompanied by 'Lucky' the Sofa. Not just any sofa though, this sofa has a story to tell and she's not called Lucky for nothing... 

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JUST CALL ME LUCKY

(As told by Lucky to Martin from Total Reuse who wrote it all down - word for word) 

Back in the '60s I was all the rage. Everyone wanted a sofa bed. We were the perfect solution for the people moving into high rise blocks of flats that were popping up in every town and city. They were small and cramped and didn’t offer much space for overnight visitors. But then along we came, sofa beds: sofa during the day and a bed at night.

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Rethinking Design for Reuse

 

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