Useful Links

If you are interested in reuse and recycling, or volunteering there are a variety of organisations in UK that can point you in the right direction. Similarly, there are a number of government and trade bodies which can provide information relating to these topics and to paint. Simply click on the revelant heading below for a selection of useful links.  

Reuse and Recycling Organisations - The Community Recycling Network offers support and advice on setting up community recycling schemes. - The Furniture Reuse Network is the co-ordinating body for furniture recycling projects who collect a wide range of household items to pass onto people in need. – The Community Composting Network – Wales Community Recycling Network - Community Resources Network Scotland - Community Waste Information Centre - Freecycle is an online organisation that matches people who have things they no longer want with people who can use them.

Volunteering and Third Sector Organisations – Business in the Community – Community Service Volunteers - Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) - Community Action Network - British Trust for Conservation Volunteers - Directory of Social Change - The National Association of Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) - CRASH is the construction and property industry charity for the homeless. - New Start Highland is a charity established to provide practical help to homeless people who are moving into their own home.

Creative and Community Projects - The Graffiti Life Company, a collective of multi-disciplinary, professional graffiti artists who create interior and external murals and offer workshops.

Funding and Finance - The Big Lottery fund. - Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme for local communities. - The Conservation Foundation and O2 have launched a new award scheme "It's Your Community" to help provide funding for projects designed to improve local environments throughout the UK. - Biffaward is a multi million pound environment fund managed by Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. - Provides examples of successful funding bids which you can look at once you have registered as a member. - EcoFinancing was formed to offer a unique reference point on eco grants, funds & savings.

Government and other Relevant Bodies - Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - The Environment Agency - European Commission - Health and Safety Executive - Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee - national recycling campaign co-ordinated by WRAP - Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) - Scottish Environmental Protection Agency - The Chartered Institute of Waste Management 


Paint manufacturers and other Trade Bodies - ICI Dulux has supported and sponsored Community RePaint since the project began in 1993 - Farrow and Ball paints - Crown paints - Cuprinol - Keeping Britain's Wood Good - Standing for professionalism confidence and integrity, the Painting and Decorating Association symbol is the marque of quality in the industry. - The British Coatings Federation (BCF) is a body which represents the decorative coatings manufacturers within the UK. It is responsible for formulating policies and working practices for the whole industry to follow and for introducing common standards for implementation across the UK.

Hazardous Waste and Legislation Information - The National Household Hazardous Waste Forum, managed by Resource Futures. - Netregs (SME guide to environmental legislation) – Information on the hazardous waste regulations from the Environment Agency



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