Actress Joanna Lumley joined the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, this morning to launch a new “repair and reuse” scheme for London. The pair posed in front of a sculpture made from old cupboards and chairs.
The London Reuse Network has been set up to address the 65,000 tonnes of household products thrown out by Londoners each year. The charity will collect, refurbish and sell on everything from furniture, books and carpets to bikes, cookers and fridges.
“There’s no shame in recycling things,” said Lumley, who last year donated her sofa to the Big Womble charity auction. ”It’s the most sensible and most rewarding thing you can do.”