Total Homes Co-operative supports the circular economy in Scotland by recycling and upcycling furniture and household goods that would otherwise be sent to landfill.
Based in Glasgow, their mission is to foster a culture of reusing and recycling of household goods in Glasgow, and by doing so help the Scottish Government exceed its climate targets.
Total Homes helps housing associations and social landlords get properties ready to market to new tenants, while supporting them to meet their environmental corporate responsibilities.
They provide a comprehensive service for both clearing and cleaning properties, with the added benefit of saving CO2 emissions and reducing waste going to landfill. Total Homes typically complete their service within two working days of receiving a request, and aim to ensure 80% of all the goods collected are recycled, upcycled or reused.
Total Homes is a co-operative which was founded by ReConnect Glasgow, which is part of Connect Community Trust, and 2nd Opportunities. Both organisations sell on reused or repurposed goods from homes around Glasgow.
ReConnect Glasgow and 2nd Opportunities have over 30 years combined experience within the social enterprise sector, operating furniture reuse and recycling operations in Glasgow.
Formed in 2017, the co-operative has so far worked on pilot initiatives to provide starter furniture packs for people being rehomed after homelessness, and has supported each other in the supply of reused and recycled furniture to people in Glasgow.
The Co-operative also provides opportunities for other third sector organisations to become members, helping them to develop collaborative ventures within the housing and recycling sectors.
Total Homes Co-operative is supported as part of Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund. This programme provides funding and support for small and medium sized businesses in Scotland to be more resource efficient and create a more circular economy.
For more information, contact:
Tel: 0141 556 7085