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Mar 02 2009

Sad day for sofas

Published by admin under Sofa Videos

Don’t just throw your sofa out, there’s lots of different options out there. You can pass your sofa on to charities, furniture redistribution networks or to younger people moving out of home for the first time.

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Feb 05 2009

Save our Sofas Campaign launches with the ‘Ugliest Sofa Competition’

Published by admin under Press Releases

This month S.O.S (Save our Sofas) launches its new educational website. S.O.S (www.saveoursofas.org) is a site aimed at helping people who are looking for greener alternatives to landfill. By encouraging people to save their old, unwanted sofas through re-using, recycling or refurbishing, S.O.S are helping to reduce the nations carbon footprint.

To celebrate, S.O.S is launching a competition entitled ‘Britain’s Ugliest Sofa’. People are invited to upload pictures of their ugly, old-fashioned sofas that have seen better days.

Entries are submitted via the website, where visitors can vote on other entrants’ worn out, retro furniture. The winner’s couch will be fully reupholstered totally free of charge, courtesy of Plumbs Ltd.

Ugliest Sofa in the Uk 2009

Every year UK households throw away the equivalent of 3 ½ million double-decker buses (almost 30 million tonnes), a queue of which would stretch from London to Sydney and back. This campaign aims to help people extend the life of their sofas or provide environmentally friendly alternatives to landfill – helping people do their bit for the planet, by reducing their carbon footprint.

Visitors can explore S.O.S’s greener solutions; re-use, recycle and refurbish, helping them choose the best option for them. The site provides contact details for furniture reuse and de-manufacture networks, as well as a number of cost effective refurbishing options.

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