Redistribute unwanted office supplies with WARPit


July 18th, 2022

Do you have spare office furniture, or are you in need of some?

Online portal WARPit has been relaunched to enable staff to list unwanted campus furniture or office supplies for colleagues to use for free instead.

A report conducted by My Tool Shed suggests the average piece of newly made furniture generates around 47 Kilograms of CO2 equivalents, roughly the same amount of greenhouse gases produced by burning around 5.3 gallons of petrol. According to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) 1.2 million office desks and 1.8 million office chairs end up in UK landfills each year, leading to sustainable issues of landfill waste and usable furniture being wrongfully discarded. By circulating excess furniture and office consumables we can reducing waste, spending and supply chain environmental impacts.

In addition to furniture WARPit can be used to redistribute various other items, including:

  • Office Stationary
  • Lab supplies
  • Building equipment
  • Café/Kitchen equipment

The university has already saved around 196,000 kg of CO2 emissions, which is the equivalent of planting 269 trees. WARPit is free for staff and anyone who claims or adds an item onto the system before Monday 15 August will also be entered into a prize draw for a £25 Love2Shop gift voucher. Please note that the items on WARPit are for office use only.

Find out more on the Sustainability website.

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2 Comments

July 19th, 2022 at 6:27 pm

Kirsty

You fail to mention what the prize is for the prize draw!

July 20th, 2022 at 3:23 pm

bhzjbs

Hi Kirsty,
Thank you for flagging this, the prize is a £25 Love2Shop gift voucher.
Thanks,
Jenny

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