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RREUSE and FRN Response to EU revised Circular Economy Package

EU Circular Eco Package

The European Commission's revised Circular Economy Package, if left unchanged, will not do enough to develop local re-use centres, create jobs and stem the tide of re-usable goods sent to recycling or landfill every year according to RREUSE.

According to recent estimates, one third of all material arriving at recycling centres could still be re-used and at least one quarter of electronic waste still has significant re-use value. An estimated six million tonnes of textile waste is either landfilled or incinerated in the EU every year.

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The FRN Advent Calendar 2015

Welcome to the FRN Advent Calendar 2015

Click on the images below to reveal which of our members is behind each number!

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The FRN at CIWM Awards 2015

CIWM Awards 3

(First picture from left to right: Nick Hewer, Junkbusters representative, Bex Jones (FRN), Junkbusters representatives. (Second picture: Nick Hewer, Joanne Cahill (DHL), Spider Wastechnology representative, Claire Charras (FRN), Spider Wastechnology representative))

Last Thursday the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) were the proud sponsors of The Best Recycling Award at the CIWM Awards. Bex Jones, FRN’s Marketing and Communications Officer, presented the prestigious award to Junkbusters – University of Birmingham for their innovative scheme encouraging students to donate and not throw away unwanted items at the end of their year. 10,000 Junkbuster bags filled with unwanted items were donated!

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Launch of licence for new Furniture Re-use Network Product Weight Protocol

Embargoed: Friday 30th October 2015 00:01

 LAUNCH OF LICENCE FOR NEW Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) PRODUCT WEIGHT PROTOCOL (PWP) (Previously FRN Average Weights List). Details of the new Licence now released.

As of November 1st 2015, the FRN Product Weight Protocol (PWP), formally known as the FRN Average Weights List, will now require the purchase of an annual licence from the FRN. The licence is agreed with and recognised by UK regulators who will be checking PWP licences whilst carrying out their inspections on UK reuse and recycling operations.

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