6-9 March 2022 NEC Birmingham
SUSTAINABILITY AT KBB Sustainability is at the heart of kbb Birmingham; like all industries we are looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint and the amount of waste our event produces. By implementing new measures, we hope to become a more responsible member of the KBB community. The Used Kitchen Company – stand Q102 – will be back in 2022 as the show’s sustainability partner, encouraging exhibitors to think about their environmental and social impact through kitchen recycling by helping exhibitors to sell off their displays and find new homes for displays on show.
Sitting Down with Looeeze Grossman, The Used Kitchen Company
resources and would only get worse. The Used Kitchen Company now sells for over 1000 showrooms nationwide and as a result have saved close to 20,000 tonnes of waste from landfill. Are attitudes towards recycling and sustainability changing within the KBB industry? LG: Attitudes are clearly changing. The Used Kitchen Company has partnered with a number of manufacturers in the last 2 years to assist in promoting sustainability within their operations. KBB manufacturers and retailers are all stepping up to the sustainability challenge. There is even a huge change in the way stands are being built here at kbb Birmingham 2022, with minimal social and environmental impact. Do you think that supplier knowledge around eco-friendly materials is improving? LG: Yes, most definitely. Manufacturers are getting their minds around the issues of sustainability and constantly developing new technology to manufacture eco-friendly alternatives to materials such as MFC and therefore creating a more circular economy within the industry.
We caught up with Looeeze Grossman, Founder of The Used Kitchen Company, to get some exclusive insights from her on sustainability’s place within our industry and how general attitudes might be shifting. Tell us about how The Used Kitchen Company came to be – did you feel there was a gap in the market? Looeeze Grossman: I founded The Used Kitchen Company in 2005, I launched the concept of kitchen recycling in the UK at a time when used and ex- display kitchens were simply ending up in landfill. I realised that the situation was a worrying misuse of the planet’s
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