Firms urged to reuse and recycle to boost Swindon’s Scrapstore

June 26, 2014

Swindon businesses will be encouraged to save money and support charity by reusing and recycling at a presentation next week from Scrapstore, one of the town’s leading environmental projects.

Scrapstore, a registered charity, was set up in 1985 to offers clean, quality, low-cost resources for reuse in creative and educational play.

Scrapstore project manager Olivia McCann will talk on Thursday to the networking group Business Village Swindon, which meets for breakfast each Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express by junction 16 of the M4.

She will explain how Scrapstore can help businesses through the sale of low-cost office items and how businesses can help in return by donating their unwanted office supplies and furniture.

Scrapstore runs a number of projects in the town and has recently opened a used furniture store in Regent Street where businesses can buy low-cost, good quality office furniture. Scrapstore’s main base in Elgin has a huge range of unwanted office supplies for sale, from files and folders, to stationery and desk tidies.

“With pressure mounting on businesses to reduce waste outputs and dispose of their surplus responsibly our supply chain is win-win from top to bottom,” said Olivia. “Scrapstore actively assists businesses by collecting their safe, surplus materials to be stored and distributed through our resource warehouse.”

There is no membership fee for Business Village – attendees pay £10 per meeting – and everyone is welcome to the presentation. To book go to The meeting runs from 7.30-9am. For more information about Scrapstore go go



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