Sofa Reuse Scheme

Reuse Network

Since its inception in 2011, Reuse Network and John Lewis & Partners have been working closely together on the Sofa Reuse Scheme to reuse good quality sofas collected from John Lewis & Partners’ customers and redistributes them to low-income households via Reuse Network charity members located across the UK.

The Sofa Reuse Scheme helps low-income households live better by giving them access to fairly priced goods; tackles social exclusion by providing training and volunteering opportunities so that more people can get back to work and positively contributing to their communities; and combats climate change by reducing carbon emissions and cutting waste. As of 2021, the Sofa Reuse Scheme has generated over £2.5 million in household savings for low-incomes households and has prevented over 732 tonnes of waste going to landfill.