'I love keeping things out of the bin'
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Meet the woman combing abandoned office buildings for unwanted treasures.

In 2014 the UK generated 202.8 million tonnes of total waste. 59.4% came from construction, demolition and excavation, according to DEFRA

Environmentalists say that finding new uses for old materials should have as much prominence as recycling.

Meet Cat Fletcher, the self-styled 'Resource Goddess' who runs re-use programmes in Brighton. She's saved thousands of tonnes of useful but unwanted goods from landfill, donating them to charities, social enterprises and good causes.

  • 23 Nov 2018
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