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Recycling success for Leeds tip in national awards

Revive Leeds: Award Winning Reuse Shop

Revive showing off their trophy, with Andrew Zbos far left.

Revive Leeds: Award Winning Reuse Shop Revive showing off their trophy, with Andrew Zbos far left.

A shop which specialises in selling on people’s unwanted items has won a national award as the best Rising Star reuse organisation in Britain.

A shop which specialises in selling on people’s unwanted items has won a national award as the best Rising Star reuse organisation in Britain.

Revive, based in Seacroft, bagged the award at the annual conference of the Furniture Reuse Network (FRN). The shop was in competition with more than 3,000 members of the FRN to carry off the prize.

Andrew Zbos, manager at Revive, said: “This award recognises the dedication of our team, both paid staff and volunteers, and the loyalty of our customers. I felt so proud when I went up to collect the trophy.”

Revive Leeds Reuse Shop is on the council’s Household Waste Sorting Site at Seacroft. It shifts 190 tonnes a year of furniture, household items and bric-a-brac that would otherwise have gone to landfill. It attracts more than 2,000 customers a week who buy thousands of items, including an amazing 1,250 books each week. The Shop has a fantastic team of volunteers, but is always on the look-out for new people.

Recycling junk: Staff from Revive at Seacroft.

 

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