65,000 estimated tonnes of quality re-useable products are currently being put into landfill by London householders each year. This figure does not include the business sector including the hotel industry and hospitals.
6,000 tonnes are currently being diverted away from lanfdill by re-use organisations, which only equates to 10%.
40,000 tonnes, the Mayor’s target to be diverted from bulky waste stream through re-use by 2015
17,000 proposed tonnage target to be diverted by the London Re-Use Network in year two of the operation, which will continue to develop steadily as re-investments occur.
31 re-use organisations that are part of London Re-Use Network.
12,000 London households in 2004 that choose to donate their unwanted furniture to re-use organisations.
96,000 London households in 2008 that donated to re-use, an 800% increase.
London Re-Use Limited aims to invest in a Network so that after two years,
a further 17,000 tonnes of products will be diverted away from landfill
saving 80,000 tonnes of carbon
training 1,520 people in technical skills needed for London’s green economy
employing 220 people and provide 250 volunteering opportunities
providing 2 million disadvantaged Londoners, with accessable affordable goods and a reliable collection and repair services.