We launched our reuse scheme in late 2011 with the aim of supporting financial savings. Since the launch of the system nearly 2000 items have been reused giving financial savings of £422,000. Through the implementation of the Warp-it platform we have also been able to engage local charitable partners for donations of items that could not be reused internally including chairs for a local community centre, kitchenware for a local homeless shelter and craft items for a kids club.
Warp It - our reuse system
We are members of WARP-IT (Waste Action Reuse Portal), a redistribution network that works in a similar way to Ebay or Freecycle, but for organisations rather than individuals.
WARP-it makes it easy for departments to give away, loan or claim items unwanted by others within the organisation and beyond.
What items can be reused through WARP-it?
Mostly reusable furniture, fixtures and fittings, office consumables (such as stationery and ink jet cartridges), but any resource really. As long as it is legal it can be transferred. It is not possible at present to offer electrical items so please contact your Building Manager to discuss sustainable disposal of these items.
If you have any surplus items in your office get them added to the system, or if you are buying something this week search WARP-it to make sure someone else does not have it spare!
How do I register?
Visit our WARP-it homepage and make sure you bookmark it. Hit the big green button which says Register Now. Once you register you will receive further instructions.
WARPIt webinars are quick online tutorials which you can attend from your desk. See here for the next session.
Are you involved with a local charity, community group, faith group or club? Are you looking for office furniture or other resources for your charitable social purpose activities? Look no further! WARP-it facilitates the legal and safe transfer of surplus assets to charities and social groups for free.
To sign your local community or charity group up for free visit www.warp-it.co.uk/charities. You have to be a charity, social enterprise, community or faith group delivering a social objective to join. So sports clubs, scouts and brownies and any groups serving a social or charitable purpose can join.
Any more questions?
- The person who leads on WARP-it in our organisation is Bec Bennett, Head of Environmental Sustainability
- If you have a question about the actual software please contact firstname.lastname@example.org