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2020 is set to be the biggest year in the Used Kitchen Exchange 8 year history. The UK’s leading kitchen re-sale business will not only continue to lead the re-sale agenda, they will also launch a campaign to help kitchen brands and showrooms take a large step towards reducing their Carbon Footprint .
At KBB20, Used Kitchen Exchange (UKE) will launch their ‘Carbon Neutral Showroom’ campaign by encouraging showrooms to become a sustainability partner. By enrolling as a partner, each showroom will have access to the trademarked Kitchen Sustainability Calculator devised in partnership with the Liverpool John Moores, Lancaster and Liverpool Universities with the help of funding from the European Union. The first of its kind in the UK and potentially the world, the calculator will enable each showroom to receive a validated figure each year for the carbon offset they have achieved through working with UKE.
The Carbon Neutral Showroom campaign is great for business and the planet – by encouraging their customers to trade-in their used kitchens, this new way of working will provide customers with additional capital to trade-up when buying their new kitchen.
In addition, each showroom joining forces with UKE will become a ‘certified partner’; provided with all the support, literature and information needed to effortlessly reduce their carbon footprint and help increase showroom footfall by removing barriers to change.
Helen Lord, Director and Founder commented: “This campaign has been years in the making and I am delighted to be able to now expand the work we have been undertaking with showrooms up and down the country to help reduce the industries carbon waste. We all know becoming carbon neutral and even carbon negative is a must and with our Kitchen Sustainability Calculator carbon offset can easily and accurately be measured - further contributing to the work manufactures are undertaking to reduce the carbon impact of production. Each kitchen regenerated can recover up to 10 tonnes of carbon which can be ‘re-used’ as a credit towards the new kitchen. In the last 4 years Used Kitchen Exchange has saved over 12,000 tonnes of carbon waste - the equivalent of 5.6 million smart phones being fully charged. These numbers are so powerful when shared with showroom customers, especially when used in conjunction with the motivation of a cash credit. Come talk to myself or one my team at the KBB 2020 about how you can use this wasted asset as a force for good.”
Used Kitchen Exchange is the leading kitchen re-seller with Feefo Platinum Customer Review status and a Which? Trusted Trader for Dismantle and Delivery. UKE will be at the KBB 2020, NEC, Birmingham from Sunday March 1st - Wednesday March 4th. See Helen Lord and the UKE team for more information.