Our 2021 social impact report

Posted on the 25th January 2022

The Reuse Network is delighted to share its 2021 Social Impact Report (April 2020 / March 2021) showing the huge impact the reuse sector has on the life of people needing affordable furniture and electrical appliances.

In 2021, the reuse sector as a whole reused 1.5 million furniture and electrical items. This in turn helps 652,098 households in the UK, saving them £188.5 million compared to buying items new. Now more than ever, the reuse sector is stepping in to help those who need them the most.

Our members are located throughout Scotland, Wales, England and the Channel Islands. They support people in their local communities through a whole host of activities. In addition to reusing household furniture and electrical items, many of our members run food banks, community cafés, and other complementary activities, as well as providing volunteering and employment opportunities.

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