Did you know 10 million household items are sent to landfill every year? 3 million of these items could be re-used by people in crisis.
Reuse services in north London
Looking for low-cost large household items, or have items to donate? A bed, a cooker or a fridge - these are things that most of us take for granted. However, not everyone can afford new ones. By donating old furniture and white goods like cookers or fridges to a local reuse project you could really make a difference to someone else’s quality of life as well as reducing the amount of furniture that goes to landfill every year. There's a list of organisations in north London that can help:
- London Community Resource Network (LCRN) pioneers community-based solutions for waste prevention, recycling and re-use across the capital. It acts as a champion, catalyst and connector, helping grass-roots charities and other organisations to engage with their local communities and involve them in reducing, re-using, recycling and re-distributing resources – for maximum social, economic and environmental benefit. For more details call 020 7324 4690 or visit the London Community Resource Network website.
- Reuse Network is the national body which supports, assists and develops around 300+ charitable reuse organisations and social enterprises across the UK. They collect a wide range of household items to pass on to people in need. Reuse Network do this to reduce poverty by helping households access furniture, white goods and other household items at affordable prices. They also support reuse organisations in providing training and work placement opportunities for people so that they learn to repair and test items so they are suitable for resale. Reuse Network is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Members are reusing over 110,000 tonnes of product per year, which saves low income families over £350 million per year.