The Brighton & Hove council has implemented a programme to keep reusable goods out of the bin.
This project was shortlisted for the 'EUROCITIES Awards' in 2017 in the following category: Participation.
The lead agency for the project is the city of Brighton & Hove with the support of Freegle UK.
One of the most significant challenges was overcoming resistance to the reuse of IT equipment not holding data, such as keyboards, mice, chargers and monitors. Previously, the IT department had followed the EU WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive, which specifies how to dispose of and recycle this equipment, but says nothing about reuse. Reuse was, therefore, not seen as part of the department’s responsibility.
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