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Reuse sector feeling positive after minister's visit

The reuse sector has been given a boost by positive signals from Environment Minister Ben Bradshaw.

Speaking at the annual Furniture Reuse Network (FRN) 2006 conference recently, the minister promised a number of measures to boost funding for reuse organisations including financial benefits for councils working with reuse charities, ministerial letters to local authorities not paying reuse credits and a review of recycling targets to include reuse.

FRN chief executive Paul Smith said: Ben Bradshaws approach was welcomed by the delegates as he showed that he was prepared to both listen to their concerns and act upon them. 
We will be providing him with more detailed information and hope to see reuse given a strong emphasis in the forthcoming waste strategy.

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