Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Kitchen equipment weighs in at over 1 ton

Kitchen equipment comes weighing in at over 1 ton

Cardiff’s student population has again responded in style to the call to Get It Out for Cardiff this year. The scheme to collect and re-use unwanted items that previously would’ve been destined for the streets or landfill has been a resounding success.

Pre sort out

During the sort out

After; Beautifully sorted

The kitchen equipment sort out took place this week at Cardiff Self Storage and the total stands at 1.14 tonnes

Kitchen bric-a-brac such as utensils and cutlery collected for resale was sorted and weighed by Megan David the new welfare and community sabbatical officer, Tim Roberts from waste management, Richard Mills from Cardiff Council and Kieran McCann, Student Liaison Officer.

The team were surprised at the quality and quantity of the donations. Plates came out as a clear weight leader with 301kg others items included saucepans (164kg), Glasses (114kg), Cutlery (70kg), Chopping Boards (45kg) and Utensils (55kg)

This makes for a potential record breaking re-sale target.

The three re-sales will take place: at Cardiff Student Union; 21st and 25th September (10am in Solus) and the 15th September at Cardiff Metropolitan UWIC llandaff campus (next to the izone)

Glasses and Cups sorted for re-sale
All are welcome to come along and pick up a bargain, any money raised will be donated to charity. So please spread the word that you don’t need to arrive in Cardiff with any new kitchen equipment it will all be available at heavily reduced prices in the re-sales.

The space needed to store all these items was considerable but Cardiff Self Storage kindly stepped into the breach and stored all the items.

Cultery ready for the three re-sales

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