Published on 2 - February - 2012
John Lewis redistributes used furniture to needy familiesJohn Lewis has joined forces with the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) to collect some of the 10million items of furniture thrown away in the UK every year and redistribute them to households in need.
The retailer says 3 million items of discarded furniture thrown out yearly can be re-used by households who cannot afford to throw away or mend broken furniture. The John Lewis upholstery disposal drive is currently being trialled in Liverpool, where it will continue until February 25.
If successful, it will then be rolled out across the rest of the UK.
John Lewis says: "We aim to partner with FRN members that operate in the regions where our branches are located, directly impacting the communities in which we work."
The FRN is a national co-ordinating body for 400 UK re-use organisations that collect a wide range of household items to pass onto people in need.
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