Who we work with
Working with our national network of charitable and social enterprise organisations and commercial partners, we are able to make new and reused items of household furniture and electrical appliances available to low-income households at affordable prices as well as diverting items from landfill and reducing carbon emissions.
Since we started in 1989, we have forged strong ties with some of the most well-known retailers in the UK. These partnerships not only allow access to affordable goods but also generate training, employment and volunteering opportunities to those in the local community. Below is an outline of some of the work with these partners.
John Lewis & Partners
The Reuse Network have been successfully running the John Lewis Sofa Reuse Scheme across all UK stores since 2014. Collecting customer takeback sofas from the John Lewis delivery hubs, Reuse Network members aim to give these items a second lease of life and pass them onto those in need. If an item is not reusable, it will be disassembled and recycled with the lowest environmental impact where possible.
Our partnership with John Lewis goes from strength to strength with fantastic items being donated to Reuse Network members every year such as ex-display kitchens, ex-display bathrooms, end of line stock, unwanted customer returns and more which generated around a quarter of a million in 2019 for charities in the UK.
Dixons Carphone & DHL Envirosolutions
Since 2014, Dixons Carphone, DHL Envirosolutions and Reuse Network members have worked together for the reuse of waste electrical appliances (WEEE) to supply low-income households with affordable goods – this partnership provides an average 27,000 units a year in all of the UK.
The Reuse Network has been supporting IKEA UK deliver their Furniture Takeback Scheme since 2010 and empowers IKEA stores to make a real difference in their local community by diverting waste from landfill and access to reusable goods for sofas, mattresses and electrical appliances. In the case that any item is not reusable, it will be disassembled and recycled with the lowest environmental impact.
Whirlpool has been supplying new white goods through the Reuse Network since 2013.
With stores up and down the country, Dunelm stores kindly donate their excess stock of pillows and duvets to Reuse Network members nationally.
We would like to thank all of our partners for their continued support, not only through the supply of product to our charity members but also by their ongoing sponsorship of our annual conference each May which enables us to provide valuable advice, guidance and networking opportunities within the reuse sector.
For more information, please contact us at:
0117 954 3578