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7th February 2012
Four million children in the UK live in households that cannot afford to replace worn out or broken furniture and three million children live in households that cannot afford to replace broken electrical items.
Source DWP March 2007
10 million items of furniture are thrown away in the UK every year. 3 million ofthese items could be easily re-used; more could be repaired.
Re-using an item of furniture saves the energy associated with manufacturing a new one, which has an enormous and positive impact on reducing CO2 emissions.
The FRN is the national body which supports, assists and develops charitable re-use organisations across the UK. FRN do this to reduce poverty by helping households in need access furniture, white goods and other household items at affordable prices. In addition, FRN support re-use organisations in providing training and work placement opportunities for people who are socially excluded.
If you have furniture you want to donate click to find your nearest re-use charity.
Established in 1989 The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) is the national co-ordinating body for 400 furniture and appliance re-use and recycling organisations in the UK that collect a wide range of household items to pass onto people in need. - frn.org.uk