Reviive publishes latest environmental and social impact report showing a £2.4m saving for Shropshire households
A Shropshire recycling and resale centre has published its most recent environmental and social impact report, highlighting the organisation’s contribution to the local area over twelve months to the end of April 2018.
Reviive specialises in the resale of donated household furniture and electrical goods through its recycling and upcycling centres in Oswestry and Shrewsbury. As a social enterprise or community interest company (CIC) it aims to protect the environment, provide young people and the long-term unemployed with employment opportunities through apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering, support local community groups and assist previously homeless people to access furniture at affordable prices.
Last year Reviive collected 511 tonnes (30778 items) of furniture and electrical goods including 415 sofas, 450 white goods and 249 beds and mattress. 447 tonnes were reused and recycled and 491 tonnes of CO2 emissions were prevented. 286 furniture packages were put together to furnish the homes of people in need.
Recognised as an organisation that provides supportive employment for people with disabilities, it has helped 14 people into permanent employment, provided 31 volunteer work placements and six apprenticeships.
Julian Price, managing director at Reviive said: “This year’s results are once again very encouraging. As an organisation we are always evolving and adapting to the public’s changing awareness of how important recycling has become. We have calculated that the total saving made in 2017/18 by people purchasing from Reviive as opposed to buying brand new products was approximately £2,400,000. In addition, the support we received through donations to our showrooms was and continues to be fantastic.”
Picture: Julian Price, managing director, Reviive.