Travis Perkins has again proven the benefit of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill by supporting Merseyside-based Wallasey Gymnastics Club via its partnership with Recipro.

Through Travis Perkins’, and the wider Group’s work with the online recycling and exchange service Recipro, surplus building materials were supplied to the club at a saving of over £3,000, helping them to refurbish its new building. As an added bonus, 2132kg of carbon, which would have been created by the 12 tonnes of materials if sent to landfill, was saved.

Wallasey Gymnastic Club is a volunteer run non-profit association that provides a fun and safe environment for children to develop their skills in the sport. The club was forced to move to larger premises when the club’s popularity suddenly increased. However, extensive work was required to turn the disused and vandalised space into an environment fit for the pupils.

Jim Mullholland, chairman of Wallasey Gymnastics Club, said: “Recipro is a fantastic resource for organisations such as our own allowing us to source materials for a reduced cost which has been of enormous assistance in our project. We would like to thank Travis Perkins who, by using Recipro, has enabled us to purchase invaluable materials at a fraction of the cost.”

The UK construction industry generates 90m tonnes of waste per annum with 14% of this waste comprising of stock, which is never used and simply disposed of. Recipro was launched to provide a link between these unwanted materials and the community projects which desperately need them. Through the help of brands within the Travis Perkins Group and identified construction sites, Recipro collects donations to make available through its reuse centres in Wirral, London, Cardiff, and shortly Swansea, and via its website.