Travis Perkins supports Welsh construction re-use drive

Published:  20 July, 2012

CARDIFF: Construction firms are being targeted in a new community re-use project which aims to put surplus building projects to good use.

The scheme, the first of its kind in Wales, is part of the Welsh Government's 'Constructing Excellence in Wales' waste strategy, in partnership with Cylch and Recipro through a not-for-project venture Reciprocity Cardiff.

Builders' merchants will be encouraged to use the scheme as a matter of course for their surplus products rather than sending them to landfill.

Travis Perkins has already donated over 1000 new kitchen units, doors, drawers and associated items to the project, which charities or community groups can take delivery of for a small admin fee.

As the reuse scheme grows, it will also look to redistribute a wide range of building materials such as bricks, blocks and timber.

Welsh Environment Minister John Griffiths who is backing the scheme said: "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."

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