Case Study: Improve Reuse

The Challenge:

Improve.1 provide activities to re-engage disenfranchised young people and prevent others from getting into trouble. The South Wales social enterprise was presented with a fantastic opportunity to take over a disused building as the new home for the project, but with virtually no budget to furnish the place, Collecteco stepped in to help.

The Solution:

Collecteco’s waste clearance service clears commercial premises and commits to at least 75% reuse. All reusable items and materials are returned to The Chrysalis, where they are made available to good causes. The Improve.1 team sent Collecteco a wishlist and we were able to help with the donation of a number of “preloved” items and materials, including sofas from Capita TV Licensing, vinyl flooring from Cheltenham Ladies College, work surfaces from Ernst Young, carpet tiles and office furniture from Wiltshire Council, catering supplies from Bunzl, chairs from Lloyds Banking Group,more funky sofas from Endemol, timber from The Bottle Yard, coffee tables from a decommissioned NHS facility and much more…

The Results:

+ C02 Reduction
+ Jobs/Training Created: collection/warehousing/delivery/income for Scrapstore
+ Landfill Diverted: Over 7000kg