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Sydney Says - Why #Every2ndcounts this May

#Every2ndCounts Sydney Says

Sydney Says - Why #Every2ndcounts this May

Over 10 million items are sent to landfill every year. A third of these – up to 3 million – could be given a second chance. It’s what members of the Reuse Network do every day.   At Newground ReUse we are part of the Reuse Network. We’re a group of over 200 charities and social enterprises brought together by a collective belief that giving household items and furniture a second chance is better for our customers, our communities, and our environment.   We’ve helped over 1.5 million people, saving them almost £500m and helping them to live better. We’ve...

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Newground ReUse celebrates the first ever Buy Nothing New Day!

BuyNothingNewDay Sydney Says

On 24th November 2017, Newground ReUse will take part in the first ever Buy Nothing New Day! As part of this national event, Newground ReUse will be encouraging customers to consider visit the ReUse store in Blackburn for their furniture needs rather than buying new. Quote from Buy Nothing New Day Champion: Sam Ellison, ReUse Assistant at Newground ReUse says: “This is a very exciting day for us and we are delighted to be joining force with the Furniture Re-use Network to raise awareness of the social benefits of reuse in our local community and encourage people to Buy Nothing...

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Sydney Say’s: We’re Finalists!

CIWM Awards Finalist 2017 Sydney Says

Sydney Say’s: We’re Finalists!

Sydney Say’s: We’re Finalists! The Newground ReUse project has been chosen as a finalist for the Best Reuse and Waste Prevention Project Award category at this year’s CIWM Sustainability & Resource Awards. The long-standing and well-respected awards recognise the outstanding achievement in the sustainability, resource and waste industry. Newground ReUse are finalists along with four others projects with the winner to be announce at an event in London on Thursday 2nd November. The project was entered into the category for Best Reuse and Waste Prevention Project as ReUse has diverted over 940 tonnes from landfill since 2014 whilst helping over...

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Sydney Say’s: Where does the furniture come from?

Sydney Says

Sydney Say’s: Where does the furniture come from?

Sydney Say’s: Where does the furniture come from? The Newground ReUse furniture store sells new and preloved furniture at low cost, but where does it all come from? Our first source is from the house clearance work the ReUse team do, clearing out properties for housing associations, private landlords and homeowners. The team take everything from the property and then look at how the items can be recycled.  The first recycling route is the ReUse store, the items are cleaned and repaired where required to be put for sale in the ReUse store and online. If an item is passed...

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Sydney Says: Success

Fun Day Sydney Says

Sydney Says: Success

ReUse had its first Summer Fun Day at the new Pickup Street site on Friday 28th July, which proved a great success. The event celebrated the start of the summer holidays as well as giving people the opportunity to see our new Pickup Street building. Visitors included our customers and stakeholders who were able to take part in different activities, such as pyrography and sewing plus they could take advantage of our in-store sale. This gave ReUse the opportunity to strengthen relationships with businesses in the area and promote some of the other services available from the group, including WorkSmart,...

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