The Used Kitchen Company (TUKC) has launched its inaugural Kitchen Passport Week, set to run from 17th to 24th May.
The aim is to encourage more kitchen showrooms to create product passports for all of their kitchens. TUKC believes that for a showroom, that should be a far simpler task than for a homeowner, as showrooms should know the materials that go into a kitchen’s construction, as well as have an appreciation of how much resource goes into a kitchen’s manufacture.
The passport contains information supplied by the retailer, such as the kitchen’s date of manufacture, its manufacturer, its materials and any appliances included, so the purchaser is fully equipped with a passport detailing everything essential. The aim is that by creating a 'Kitchen Passport', showrooms then ensure their customers can own and hold kitchen details digitally, at www.mykitchenpassport.com, by transferring the passport to them at the time of sale.
TUKC CEO, Looeeze Grossman, said: “The Kitchen Passport concept is groundbreaking. Why wait for product passports to be part of daily life and waste yet more precious time for the environment, before we act as a sector? The kitchen sector can be the agent of real change, if it embraces Kitchen Passports. The time for action is now, not in another five or 10 years’ time, when landfill is at breaking point. My message to the trade is to do something decisive today and come on board as a Kitchen Passport partner.”