Furniture Donation Network is a versatile charity operated furniture collection partnership that benefits the environment, as well as communities across the UK. In simple terms, we aim to reuse and recycle more, landfill less and support low-income families by increasing charity furniture donations.
The following statistics are just an example of the problems we can tackle – with your help.
“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 - FRN
“10 million items of furniture are thrown away in the UK every year. 3 million of these items could be easily re-used; more could be repaired.” (Furniture Reuse Network)
“Furniture reuse in the UK diverts 90,000 tons of waste from landfill” - FRN
“Up to £13 million of furniture is reused already each year” (homerecycling)
“Over six million electrical items are thrown away every year in the UK. It is estimated that over half of them are still working or could easily be repaired.” (RecycleMore)
“Producing steel from recycled metal saves 75% of the energy needed to make steel from virgin material” (WasteOnline)
“The UK landfills more than 18.8 million tons of household waste- two million tons more than any other EU country” (The Independent)
“UK landfill space is expected to run out by 2018” (The Independent).