Launch of the London Reuse Network
Joanna Lumley and London Mayor Boris Johnson launched an exciting new project outside City Hall today, encouraging Londoners to reuse and recycle old pieces of furniture.
With £8 million funding from the London Waste and Recycling Board, the scheme will rehouse unwanted items. The scheme will collect, refurbish, and sell furniture, books, carpets and bikes through to cookers and fridges. It aims to divert 17,000 tonnes of reusable products from landfill over the next two years, saving over 80,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. The scheme will begin to serve the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Kensington and Chelsea before growing to the rest of the city.