How to recycle your old kitchen (and tackle ‘single-use culture’)
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Please note, we cannot recycle kitchens through Sustainable Kitchens.

 

Sustainability isn’t just about materials; it’s about processes, too. We’ve always found that donating produces a win:win scenario (we donate our substantial offcuts to the Scrapstore charity, which you can read about here).

When you’re considering recycling your old kitchen, take a look at Freecycle or even Facebook Marketplace. Just as you’re getting a new kitchen installed, you can help another home upgrade while saving your pre-loved cabinetry from landfill.

Someone could give your previous kitchen a new lease of life. 

 

What is Freecycle?

The Freecycle Network™ is a great nonprofit movement that offers millions of members a chance to reuse and re-home other people’s unwanted items at no cost.

It prevents the waste and disposal of these items in landfills across the world. For items that would normally end up in a tip to head to landfill, someone may find a use and be in need of your unwanted goods. 

But even if you’re not having a Sustainable Kitchens kitchen installed in your home, it’s easy to arrange for yourself. Here’s one example.

 

Facebook marketplace?

Facebook market place has come leaps and bounds for unwanted items. There’s plenty of trading with locals for goods at a cost or free. 

There are now local groups that Facebook members can share items such as furniture, clothes and appliances that they no longer have use for and is advertised across their local area. Customers are usually asked to pick the item up that they are looking for which also saves in the tip trip!

 

 

This kind of recycling is a perfect way to counter ‘single-use culture’. Whatever you’re looking to get rid of, take a look at your options first.

Happy Freecycling!

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