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  • Published: 14 Jul 14


Glasgow stores back Revolve campaign

Zero waste Scotland 

Did you know just 16 per cent of Scottish people buy second-hand furniture? Join them in going for something a bit more character driven than the usual flat box home assemble and visit a Revolve store.

A new quality standard introduced by Zero Waste Scotland to try and change how people shop for recycled goods, Revolve accredited stores in Glasgow (and the rest of the UK) are encouraging shoppers to look beyond the high street. You won’t be buying damaged goods, Revolve is committed to delivering quality second-hand products whether it’s furniture or sports equipment.

An eco-friendly way to spruce up your interiors, get exploring your nearest Revolve store. There are four Glasgow stores involved, try Spruce Carpets for pre-loved carpets or rugs, Second Opportunities for everything from dishwasters to dining tables, Upkeep for household goods at a fraction of the high street cost or The Bike Station for refurbished bikes (as well as cycling lessons for all ages).

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Carrier Bag Charge, One Week to Go: Retailers at the Ready

With just a week to go from today (Monday 13th October 2014) until Scotland’s Carrier Bag Charge comes into force, The Co-operative Food has teamed up with Zero Waste Scotland to show retailers are at the ready, with in-store branding helping inform customers about the new charge.

Zero Waste Scotland has been working with retailers ahead of the new charge, and today (Monday), Litter Programme Manager David Barnes visited the store to see how preparations are going.

The Co-operative Food has provided training to colleagues in all its 400 stores across Scotland, from Shetland in the north to Annan in the south, ahead of the charge. It has also pledged that, as well as a 5p charge, it will also donate profits from the sale of its entire shopping bag range, including woven shopping bags and bags for life, to boost local good causes.

Today the firm showcased in-store branding in the newly-refurbished Stirling store, which reminds shoppers to bring their own bags to avoid the 5p charge.

Zero Waste Scotland is reminding retailers they can to access a wide range of promotional materials free of charge for stores, including artwork for posters, till-points, shelves and till receipts. A staff training video is also available.

File 15264(LEFT) Zero waste Scotland Litter Programme Manager David Barnes with (RIGHT) Co-operative Stirling staff member Carol Malloy.

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