The First of its Kind - FRN Joins their international counterparts at Furnirec 2015 – The first International Recycling Congress.
Lesley Wilcox speaks on FRN Take Back Schemes.
Once again, France lights the way to dramatically cut down on waste. Introduced in 2013, the ‘Eco-Tax’ is added to new furniture enforcing producer responsibility. This tax is used to finance and improve the recycling of used furniture.
An excellent opportunity has arisen within our organisation, based in Bristol. This is a rewarding position that supports the growth of voluntary and community organisations nationally, enabling them to alleviate poverty for low income households and reduce household waste within their communities. More fundamentally, this role will raise the profile of our policy-changing, commercial and market development activities on behalf of our member charities and will ensure that via effective marketing and communications activity, social profit is placed firmly at the forefront of our future campaigns.
The Government’s statement today (18th December 2014) is a welcome recognition of the importance of local welfare provision, but the cut from £174million to £129million will make it harder for local authorities and local voluntary organisations to help the most vulnerable in our communities, says the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN).