Waste less. Save more. Warp It
30 January 2018
By Hayley Carmichael
SCFT plans to waste less with Warp It, the reuse network, to save money, cut carbon and make it easy to do the right thing.
The true cost of our 'stuff'
The real impact of consumer goods sits below the surface. For the average consumer product only 10% of the raw materials used are found in the final product. That means the chair you are sitting on actually generated a further 90% of waste during primary and secondary manufacture. More alarmingly, the amount of waste generated for a single laptop computer is close to 4000 times its weight.
As a result of the economic climate and environmental awareness, organisations are learning it is important to get maximum value out of resources. Buying stuff that has more longevity, repairing stuff which can still be used and making sure we don’t throw away anything that can be used elsewhere by redistributing the resource to someone who can use it.
Why we want to Warp It
Warp It is a clever online network, that allows staff to share, or claim items that might otherwise go to waste. It supports a reuse/reduce culture around waste, that will save us money, cut our carbon footprint and help us to feel good about doing the right thing.
“The system joins up staff who would ever normally meet or contact each other to swap resources across silos. Although the system saves procurement spend it also helps with facilities management and internal sustainability.”
The scheme works in a similar way to sites such as ebay. Participants agree to abide by terms and conditions, which protect the organisation from any legal concerns around misuse; members list unwanted items, which can then be viewed and claimed by others.
Warp It is unique in offering an automatic means for internal redistribution of goods which also tracks assets to report on waste, procurement, carbon savings and donations to charities.
How do I register?
Visit our homepage here: www.warp-it.co.uk/sussexcommunity
Make sure you book mark it. Hit the big green button which says ‘register’ now. Once you register you will receive further instructions. You can browse items on Warp It by hitting search button.
Learn how to add an item here
Learn how to claim an item here