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Reciprocity launches in south Wales

Builders merchant Travis Perkins has donated surplus goods to the launch of Reciprocity Cardiff.

Reciprocity launches in south Wales

This is a not for profit scheme in South Wales where the construction industry can donate their surplus, new and unused building products to community projects.

The opening of Reciprocity Cardiff is supported by the Welsh Government’s Waste Strategy, Constructing Excellence in Wales with Cylch, and Recipro (the web-based business formerly known as BuilderScrap).

The project was launched by Welsh Government minister for the environment and sustainable development John Griffiths.

He said: “As part of our commitment to One Planet Living, we know that we must work towards ensuring security of resources and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The more we can reuse materials and items within our own communities, and the more we recycle, reprocess and remanufacture in Wales, the closer we will get to this goal.

“The Welsh Government will continue to support the development of new infrastructure, such as this Reciprocity centre and other community recycling centres, and will encourage partnerships between the private and third sectors. This really is a great project and I congratulate the partners on their success in opening Wales’ first Reciprocity centre.”

Over 1000 new kitchen units, doors, drawers and associated items have been donated by Travis Perkins builders’ merchant and are available for any good cause, charity or community group for just a small administration fee to cover costs .

Reciprocity Cardiff’s stock is currently all kitchen related items but as the centre grows this will escalate into an array of all building materials, such as bricks, blocks and timber.

Travis perkjins already supports the Reciprocity initiative in Wirral.

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