RedBox Storage partners with Second Chance to encourage waste reduction and promote circular economy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 20 April 2020 – RedBox Storage (Redbox) has partnered with Second Chance (2nd Chance), Hong Kong’s quality home furnishings and accessories reseller to help reduce the volume of household waste and promote circular economy in Hong Kong. The partnership is a pilot project for RedBox, which is planning a series of initiatives that will offer positive society-wide benefits and redefine growth.

 

Densely populated Hong Kong is short of land and facing a waste management crisis. More than 6 million tons of municipal solid waste was thrown away in 2018 and landfills are almost full. As Hong Kong seeks solutions, RedBox is leveraging its large scale facilities by offering 2nd Chance privileged rental for space to store previously used furniture, accessories and household items so that it can be reused and repurposed.

 

RedBox also aims to identify art, wine, clothing and other specialist companies requiring storage, to partner with and cross-promote each other’s businesses and in turn, provide better support to the communities around their storage sites.

 

Currently, 2nd Chance has two showrooms in Tuen Mun and Chai Wan. Through the partnership, RedBox enables 2nd Chance to expand their footprint and offer customers more convenient services. This partnership with 2nd Chance looks beyond traditional models of business growth and focuses on positive society-wide benefits.

 

“As a consumer-led economy, too much ends up in our landfills. This partnership with 2nd Chance offers RedBox customers the opportunity to monetise their unwanted furniture, rather than throwing it away,” said Simon Tyrrell, Chief Executive Officer of RedBox Storage. “Items that aren’t sold can be made available to Hong Kong charities such as Mother’s Choice and ImpactHK that have particular needs. Ideally, in a circular economy, we want to ensure we waste nothing and needs are met.”

 

In addition, the two companies will cross-sell their services to their customers. For example, if someone buys a piece of furniture from 2nd Chance, but is waiting to move somewhere new or complete a home renovation, 2nd Chance can offer the customer privilege rates for RedBox storage services. Meanwhile, RedBox will be able to introduce its customers to new ways to optimise storage space by selling unwanted items to 2nd Chance.

 

“We are excited to embark on this collaboration with RedBox, given our shared appreciation of the environment we all live in and love,” said Richard Bowsie, Director of 2nd Chance. “We also look forward to helping RedBox’s customers by giving them an avenue to recycle pre-loved furniture and accessories and therefore reducing the impact on Hong Kong’s landfills and the environment.”

 

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About RedBox Storage Limited

RedBox Storage was founded in 2013 with the simple objective to create a high-quality storage company that set about disrupting the status quo of storage in Hong Kong, whilst holding themselves to a higher level of accountability in respect to our compliance, security and the range of services offered to its customers.

 

We provide bespoke, flexible and custom solutions for personal and business storage with a portfolio scale of over 500,000 sqft over five facilities conveniently located in Shatin, Chai Wan, Yau Tong, Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan. Please visit www.redboxstorage.com.hk for more information.

About Second Chance Trading Limited

Founded in 2006 with the vision to help the environment and give our clients the chance to have the furnishings they have always wanted at a reduced cost, 2nd Chance Buy & Sell a variety of brand name products which are refurbished by our in-house team of craftsmen prior to delivery to their new homes.

 

With 12,000 sqft of showrooms in Tuen Mun and 5,000 sqft in Chai Wan we are ready to welcome you and show you the magic that is 2nd Chance. Please visit www.2ndchance.com.hk/ for more information.

 

For interviews or other media enquiries, please contact:

 

FleishmanHillard Hong Kong
Tiffany Ho tiffany.ho@fleishman.com
(852) 2586 7867
Juliana Ng juliana.ng@fleishman.com
(852) 2586 7825

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