The Used Kitchen Company (TUKC) has said it has listed more than 5,000 luxury kitchens since it launched in 2005 and saved almost 11,000 tonnes of waste materials ending up in a skip.
The pioneer of British kitchen recycling, which sells ex-showroom display kitchens for between 50% and 70% less than the recommended retail price, is urging retailers to earn genuine green credentials and money by giving them their ex-displays to sell.
TUKC founder Looeeze Grossman said the number of kitchen showrooms working with the TUKC had increased by 18% in 2018, while the number of people registered with the TUKC to receive news of all of its new kitchens on offer now stands at 16,000.
Private sellers are also on the increase, potentially as a result of the firm’s #skiptheskip marketing campaign at the same time as concerns over the effect of pollution in our oceans and climate change have dominated the media.
Grossman said expanding the market for ex-display and second-hand kitchens means the fastest turnaround times for kitchens from the hands of sellers to buyers the firm has been able to offer in its 13-year history.
“Knowing The Used Kitchen Company has simultaneously been a major force in cutting back on the unnecessary waste sent to landfill is a huge buzz for me and my team and one that keeps us motivated and determined to convince more homeowners to recycle their kitchen.
“I am immensely proud of the concept that I created, shaped and have driven for the past 13 years. Seeing homeowners own the kitchen of their dreams, at a fraction of the price they would have paid if it were brand new, has been truly rewarding.”
TUKC has been endorsed by Grand Designs and has received a Getting Greener award from the Good Housekeeping Institute.
- A TUKC kitchen that was featured on the firm’s website only a few weeks ago was selected to feature in this year’s Marks and Spencer Christmas TV advert. The 12-year-old, handmade, painted wood kitchen with solid wood drawers and doors stars alongside former Dolce and Gabbana model David Gandy, seen doing the washing up in yellow rubber gloves. “Being part of the Christmas 2018 advertising schedule is a great way to celebrate TUKC’s 13 years as a kitchen recycling pioneer,” added Grossman.