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“We are delighted we can make use of  our end of ranges, samples and split case goods through Giving World Online," Anthony Wagman, Chief Executive, Quest Personal Care Global Ltd.

 

"It's great to see the range of projects we have helped through Giving World Online and how much difference it makes," Gary Bates, Managing Director, Serif (Europe) Ltd.

 

"We are pleased that by donating this furniture to Giving World Online we are helping good causes and preventing landfill," Hilary Fryer, Charnwood Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment.

 

“This helps both businesses and communities and is an excellent and unique concept,” Martin Traynor, Chief Executive, Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.

 

“Think of Giving World Online as a sort of dot.com dating agency; a marriage bureau that matches the needy with the givey to create relationships made in recycling heaven,” Leicester Mercury.

news > 21/02/2014 - Hearts and Floods

What a start to the year it's been. And for Britons it seems that we are never more comfortable than when we're talking about the weather. We really do have an excuse this time though. Our weather is always changeable, which is perhaps why we're so obsessed by it, however these last two months have really tested our great British mettle.

As we battle the floods, it seems an even larger political battle is emerging over the role of climate change in the current floods and storms. The UK Met Office issued a report claiming that "as yet, there is no definitive answer on the possible contribution of climate change. But all the evidence suggests there is a link to climate change."

Every year, tonnes of perfectly new and usable goods needlessly end up in landfill, creating harmful environmental pollutants and costing British industry dearly in landfill taxes and disposal costs.

Giving World takes unused surplus and uses it to create a wide variety of solutions to aid those in poverty and social exclusion. Giving World doesn't charge for the goods and we distribute across the UK.

Despite Giving World's successes, we are saving less than 1% of reusable goods from landfill each year.

If Giving World could help more UK businesses donate their surplus, and recognise the benefits of donating it, we could reach 92% of the 13.4 million people living in poverty in the UK today and significantly contribute to saving the four million tonnes* of CO2e generated per year by landfill.

Because our reach is national, we are able to see where need is most acute. Our data shows that the North, and especially the North East, has critical requirement for our goods.

Conversely, the South East and London generate the highest amount of GDP per capita in the UK, and have the highest concentration of businesses (and potential surplus) in the UK.

The Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) report 2009 shows that reuse is one of the best resource efficiency strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Increasing reuse could reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by about four million tonnes of CO2e per year by 2020. The sectors identified as having the greatest carbon saving potential through reuse were textiles and furniture.

Products that Giving World's beneficiaries have the greatest need for.

If you know of a business that might donate their surplus and end of line stock, please let them and us know they can register here.

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