Posted 2nd May

Consumers back enforcement of retailers to recycle ex-display kitchens

2nd May 2019 - 10:39am
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A new survey by The Used Kitchen Company – TUKC – has found that more than a quarter of consumers believe showrooms should be “forced” to recycle their ex-display models to help with the environment.

According to TUKC, one in 20 consumers even believe that fines should be brought in for retailers and individuals who do not recycle their kitchens. A quarter of consumers said their main motivation for buying a used kitchen would be “to do something green and environmentally friendly”.

Close to one in five said their main motivation for recycling their own kitchen when planning a refurbishment would be to “help the planet by reducing waste”. “Our licensed research shows kitchen showrooms cannot ignore the principles of British consumers and should recycle their ex-display kitchens, to boost their green credentials and stay aligned with consumers’ views on the fundamental need for this environmentally friendly action,” said TUKC CEO Looeeze Grossman.

“We are super-charged following the endorsement consumers have given to our 13.5-year campaign to get Britain recycling its kitchens. To have reached a position in which one in four people would now buy a used kitchen as a gesture of support for the environment is truly phenomenal.”

Grossman added: “We shall go all out to get that figure even higher in the coming year. Our hard work has not been wasted and our ‘Skip the Skip’ campaign message is doing the job in the eyes of many consumers, who find it easy-to-understand and act upon.

“This translates into showrooms having a great chance of finding a buyer when they list their ex-displays with TUKC, as we are continually bringing more potential buyers on board, due to our high-profile, on-message marketing.”

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