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Consumers encouraged to take a new approach to Black Friday

Black Friday (24 November) is just around the corner and it’s expected to be the biggest day of spending the UK has ever seen, with most retailers putting on a spectacular day of deals in all categories from phones, tablets and laptops to carpets, fridges and clothes.

21 Nov 17

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on customers across the country to consider turning Black Friday on its head by going green and shopping Revolve, a re-use quality standard for shops who sell second hand goods in Scotland.

Buying second hand from a Revolve certified store delivers the incredible savings Black Friday shoppers are looking for, but does so in a way that is kind to the planet and supports local social enterprises and good causes – perfect for the season of goodwill.

More than 100 stores across Scotland are now certified with the national Revolve standard – a quality kitemark that lets shoppers know they are buying high-quality goods from a reputable retailer and can expect an excellent customer experience.

Choice and quality is further boosted for shoppers with the three Revolve-accredited re-use and repair ‘superstores’ in Scotland: Blythswood Care’s Highlands hub in Dingwall; the Edinburgh Remakery and the ReStyle Argyll e-hub.

That means there are over 100 certified Revolve stores and hubs that sell unique, pre-loved items such as children’s gifts, bikes, white goods and furniture that won’t cost the earth, both financially and literally.

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said:

'Shopping re-use offers an easy, quality and sustainable alternative to Black Friday that could that could save shoppers a fortune as well as helping good causes and the environment, now and all year round.

 'Zero Waste Scotland data shows that four out of five Scots would welcome a second-hand gift, so with Christmas fast approaching it’s an ideal opportunity to make a start on your Christmas list.

'Several stores within the Revolve network will be holding their own promotions on Friday, so you can still get that buzz of picking up a bargain with the added benefit of finding something unique.'

Tracy Murdoch, Managing Director at Revolve certified store Kidzeco said:

'Revolve certification highlights the quality of our goods. Not only that, but by buying a re-used item our customers are extending the life of good quality items and saving all the materials and energy that would have gone into making a new one! 

'By going green and getting your Black Friday buzz from a Revolve store you’re also helping to care for the environment.'

Revolve certification gives customers confidence that second-hand items are good quality, safe, and that certified retailers are reputable. For more information and to find your nearest Revolve store please visit www.revolvereuse.com.


Notes For Editors

  • Zero Waste Scotland exists to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Our goal is to help Scotland realise the economic, environmental and social benefits of making best use of the world’s limited natural resources. We are funded to support delivery of the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy and the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy.
  • More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found at www.zerowastescotland.org.uk . You can also keep up to date with the latest from Zero Waste Scotland though via our social media channels - Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus | LinkedIn
  • The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for the European Structural Funds 2014-20 Programme. For further information visit the website or follow @scotgovESIF.


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