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Millions of reusable furniture sent to landfill by local authorities, says new study

More than 10 million reusable items of furniture are sent to landfill by local authorities every year, according to a new study. The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) conducted the study which found that almost 30,000 items, such as sofas, tables and mattresses are sent to landfill every day. FRN chief executive Paul Smith said: Nearly every bulky item is taken to landfill by local authorities. "They smash it up and take it to landfill. Local authorities should look at councils such as ...

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