Friday, 20 January 2017

Kintyre Recycling leads the way in encouraging Re-use

Local re-use store achieves national quality certification
Kintyre Recycling is the latest re-use organisation in Scotland to be certified by Revolve, the national re-use quality standard offered by Zero Waste Scotland. The community-based organisation, which offers quality re-use bikes at competitive prices, has been working towards Revolve certification to gain national recognition for its customer-focused organisation and urging more people to consider buying used goods. Revolve, Scotland’s national re-use quality certification, aims to increase re-use by improving professionalism, customer experience and visibility of re-use organisations.
A Zero Waste Scotland report reveals that over 70% believe that buying re-used goods offers good value and is often cheaper than buying new, and that Kintyre Recycling Revolve certification will help to give shoppers confidence. Amanda Card (Business Manager) said: “We are delighted that Kintyre Recycling has been awarded Revolve certification. We believe there is a strong market in providing people with a sustainable alternative, and look forward to building customer confidence in the sector and passing on good practice to other organisations in the re-use sector.”

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “The aim of Revolve is to support Scotland’s re-use organisations with advice, training and support to provide customers with a shopping experience that is comparable to the high street. “We want to increase the appeal of re-use, develop a sector of customer-focussed organisations selling high quality products, and increase shoppers’ confidence in buying previously-owned goods. This will not only help Scotland make the best possible use of the resources we have, it will also generate income and jobs for the local economy from goods that would otherwise have cost money to dispose of.”

Amanda Card
Business Manager