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Reuse Consortium’s Best Year of Trading and Million Milestone

By |28 July 2022|

The Circular Communities Scotland Reuse Consortium is delighted to announce our best ever year of trading, helping us save over one million kilograms of furniture since our inception.  The Reuse Consortium achieved its best year of trading ever in the financial year 2021-2022, with purchasing reaching over [...]

Perth & Kinross Consortium Pilot Success

By |30 June 2022|

Perth & Kinross Council have decided to become a regular purchaser through the Circular Communities Scotland Reuse Consortium following a successful 1.5-month pilot with Transform Community Development.   During the pilot, 548 kg of furniture were diverted from landfill (equivalent to 1.45 tonnes of CO2), 14 low-income [...]

Highland Consortium Partnerships Go From Strength to Strength

By |25 May 2022|

Circular Communities Scotland’s Reuse Consortium is proud to facilitate meaningful relationships between our consortium members, who provide quality reuse furniture and white goods, and Local Authorities and Housing Associations, who furnish properties for community members across Scotland. Consortium member New Start Highland and The Highland Council’s [...]

Reflections From Our New Reuse Consortium Coordinator

By |28 March 2022|

December 2021 marked the month that the Circular Communities Scotland team waved goodbye to Lesley Campbell, our outgoing Reuse Consortium Coordinator, and welcomed Nicola Aeberli into the role. Lesley was in post for over three years, during which the Reuse Consortium went from strength to strength. [...]

Consortium Case Study in Social and Ecological Innovation

By |14 January 2022|

The Circular Communities Scotland Reuse Consortium has been featured as a case study in ‘Clusters of social and ecological innovation in the European Union, perspectives and experiences’ which assesses ‘the role of clusters and similar forms of business cooperation in fostering the development of social economy’ [...]

Pilot takes off in Dumfries and Galloway

By |11 June 2021|

The Consortium is growing in strength all the time, enabling more local authorities and housing associations the opportunity to purchase quality reuse furniture and white goods.  One of our newest members The Community Reuse Shop based in Stranraer has just started a pilot to provide the [...]

CRNS Consortium excels with new contract win

By |10 March 2021|

The CRNS Reuse Consortium was the highest scoring submission in the recent tender for a national framework contract with Scotland Excel to provide quality reuse furniture to Scotland’s local authorities and housing associations. Following four years of successful trading, the CRNS Reuse Consortium is now set [...]

Lockdown Conversations – Furnishing Temporary Accommodation

By |19 November 2020|

The Covid-19 lockdown created many challenges for third sector organisations across Scotland and our members have responded strongly and admirably to the crisis.  Despite facing an almost overnight loss of trading income many community reuse and recycling organisations have been pivoting their efforts to support those [...]

Read our 2019 Impact Report

By |28 January 2020|

Our Consortium Impact Report published in 2019 demonstrates the value to Local Authorities of purchasing from the Reuse Consortium, and the impact this has made.  We focus on the pilot with Aberdeenshire Council, and celebrate passing the £1million turnover mark. Read our Impact Report here

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