Reuse project saves sad sofas

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A PAIR of recycling charities is putting the stuffing back into old furniture.

Kintyre Recycling Ltd (KRL) and Zero Waste Heroes (ZWH) have launched a pilot reuse furniture project.

A spokesperson for the two organisations said: ‘We plan to divert household items from landfill, by transforming and upcycling quality donated items, whilst offering employment and skill development opportunities within the community.’

KRL intends to open a retail unit in its new premises at Bengullion Road. This will sell affordable second-hand furniture and white goods.
The spokesperson added: ‘Until the unit opens we are keen to give the public a taster of what could be on offer.

‘For the past couple of months KRL has been accepting and diverting small pieces of furniture and keeping them in a small storage container. Working in partnership with ZWH, which is based in Longrow, we have upcycled some items of furniture.

‘Those items will be on show, available to buy from Saturday April 22 at the ZWH shop in Longrow.’

For more details, please contact: KRL business manager
Amanda Card on 01586 553858 or by email at or ZWH volunteer coordinator Catherine Wilson on 07584032401 or by email at