80% Of Scots Would Be Happy With 'Pre-Loved' Christmas Present

Four out of five Scots say they would not mind being given a second hand, or "pre-loved'', present for Christmas, according to research.

The findings from Zero Waste Scotland also show, however, that 65% of adults would not buy something second-hand for a loved one at this time of year.

Books, clothes and furniture are the most popular second-hand items according to the survey, with shoes and baby items at the bottom of the list.

YouGov surveyed 1,002 Scottish adults between November 29 and December 2 on behalf of Zero Waste Scotland.

The findings are highlighted as Zero Waste Scotland prepares to welcome two high-street chains to Scotland's national Revolve standard - a quality certification for second-hand shopping that lets people know they are buying from a credible retailer.

Sense Scotland and Capability Scotland will add 18 stores to those achieving the Revolve standard, taking the total to 80 nationwide.

Zero Waste Scotland chief executive Iain Gulland said: "Buying second-hand from a Revolve-certified store means you can bag a bargain and give something unique, help others by supporting good causes and be kinder to the planet by keeping items in use.''

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