The Used Kitchen Company has announced that it is introducing its latest initiative, the Kitchen Passports scheme, at kbb Birmingham 2020.
The scheme, which will see all participating kitchen buyers issued with a document that makes it easier for their purchase to be sold onto another owner, aims to extend the lifespan of each kitchen whilst prompting owners to consider their environmental impact of their purchase.
The ‘passports’ will enable prospective buyers to see when a kitchen was ‘born’, who manufactured it, which showroom sold it and when it was first installed. Notes on manufacturing materials – carcass, door front and worktop material – can also be documented alongside serial numbers and emergency numbers for showroom, fitter, plumber, electrician and appliance services. All information will be held digitally via www.mykitchenpassport.com in order to make the scheme as green as possible.
The Used Kitchen Company’s founder, CEO Looeeze Grossman, explained: “I founded The Used Kitchen Company in 2005, when the first policies relating to landfill waste were introduced, to address a growing issue. We became the first kitchen recycler that year, opening eyes when it came to the possibility of extending a kitchen’s life by finding it another home.
“Now, 14.5 years later, we are again spearheading change, by providing another means through which a kitchen’s lifecycle can be extended. We want to engineer a third life for a kitchen, not just a second, and our kitchen passports could help to do that. Even if that does not happen, we should be able to have an impact on how that kitchen is broken down, encouraging recycling of elements that do not have to be sent to landfill. “