Who and what is REfUSE?

Crowdfund plea December 2016

An evening with REfUSE: June Project 2017

REfUSE: A Food Journey – award winning film produced by Nick Whitworth 2018

News appearances

Cafe announcement and empty-building launch in The Chronicle

Fuel For Schools on BBC Look North

Festival of Thrift on BBC Breakfast (nat

Crowdfund success in Northern Echo and Advertiser

Launch June 2015 in Northern Echo – and Chronicle

Food Waste Wedding May 2016 on BBC national News

Bride-to-be Kim on her wedding, the first in the North East to be catered using only food that would otherwise be wasted:

Nikki on national BBC radio:

Metro Radio

… and The Sun?!? (We definitely did not give them our stuff… #dontbuythesun)

Nikki on the Iceland bin-raiding episode:

Thief steals hundreds of pounds – but kind-hearted residents save the day


Blogs about us 

Tearfund: Meet Nikki

Tracing Green

Canny Food 

Canny Food again

Threads: Will the supermarket giants ever compromise?

Student group Just Love

Just another food blog: local blogger reviews our restaurant night!

Other organisations fighting food waste

FoodCycle – Durham has a hub that meets in Sanctuary 21, Durham on Wednesdays and Cornerstones Centre, Chester-le-Street, on Saturdays

The Real Junk Food Project: Brighton, Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester all have great websites and blogs.

Feedback  – an organisation that runs some excellent and effective campaigns and projects, like Toast Ale, The Pig Idea and The Gleaning Network