Richard Featherstone, development manager of LCRN’s commercial arm, London Re-use Ltd, has been named as one of the Masters of Waste in Resource magazine’s Hot 100 list. Featherstone has jumped to 29th this year from 96th last year, which he attributes to the work of London Re-use during the years in pushing furniture re-use from fringe to a core activity.
“It is good to see re-use experts represented in the UK hot 100,” he insisted. “We, at London Re-use, are working towards re-use becoming mainstream in waste management rather than an optional extra. In the next two years we are going to see the increasing importance of saving reusable household products from the waste stream to supply the growing social need in the event of a shrinking Social Fund.
“I’m holding firm to LRL’S vision for London where re-use, is easy, popular and normal, maximises the community, economic and environmental benefits of re-use with unrivalled re-use infrastructure which becomes an international model for re-use.” Featherstone added.
In Resource magazine Featherstone, life president of the Furniture Re-use Network, is cited: “For his outstanding commitment and dedication to re-use. Richard has been, and still is, a pioneer of re-use in London and deserves recognition.”