Why #Every2ndcounts this May

Posted on the 9th May 2018

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 the reuse sector does every day.

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 users, our communities, and our environment. We used to be called the Furniture Re-Use Network, but earlier this year became the Reuse Network.

Together, we’ve helped over 1.5 million people in 2017, saving them almost £500m and helping them to live better. We’ve helped to avoid 125,000 tonnes of C02 polluting the planet.

Every day the Reuse Network changes lives.

We want to celebrate the work of our network of organisations, and inspire more people to donate their unwanted items.

It’s why we’ve created the #Every2ndcounts campaign.

The month-long campaign will help to raise awareness of the work we do, and celebrate the incredible contribution that our network members – and our donors – make.

We will be using social media to help us share the message. You can get involved in the campaign by promoting it among your networks, encouraging those who can to contribute.

We’ve developed an interactive service finder that can help users find out the closest Reuse Network member for your donation. By using our impact calculator you can see the value of donations.

This May we want everyone to give their unwanted goods a second chance, because #Every2ndcounts.

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