Re-Use & Repair – Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland does a brilliant job describing the Re-Use economy and its necessity. Although often confused, re-use and recycling are not the same. Re-use of products and materials is more beneficial as it retains a product’s inherent value by keeping it in use for longer. This minimises waste, creates jobs, has positive social impact […]

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Benefits of Volunteering for You

In 2015-2016, 41% of people in the UK reported formally volunteering at least once in the previous year (IVR.org.uk). Surveys and studies have revealed that the benefits of dedicating your time to a charitable cause extend far beyond having an extra paragraph on your CV! Those who volunteer are happier people! Although the idea of […]

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History of South Dudhope Works

Tayside Re-Users started life in 1993 as Tayside Recyclers, occupying the Larchfield Works mill in Larch Street Dundee and gaining charitable status as a social enterprise in 1995. Its formal charity title became the Tayside Foundation for the Conservation of Resources, but it was usually referred to simply as Tayside Recyclers. Fire destroyed Larchfield Works […]

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What’s the value of your donation?

We couldn’t survive without the generous donations we receive every day. Everyone who gives deserves the right to know how we use their items. We believe that giving household items and furniture a second chance is better for our users, our communities, and our environment. Here are three ways that your donations change lives: 1. […]

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Understanding Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid? Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the donor. This means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of the donation by a quarter. How does Gift Aid work? When […]

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