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How Ben is Boosting Charitable Reuse on Warp It

Ben Lynch is the Partnership Manager at Warp It. In his role, he is responsible for facilitating the safe and smooth passage of reusable assets from our valued customers . . .

Tips and tools for successful mentoring

Ask successful leaders and managers what the secret of their success is, and chances are that they’ll tell you they had great mentors. Mentoring is a one-to-one . . .

What we love – the power of mentoring

Virtually anyone can benefit from having a mentor, and even some of the most iconic and inspiring individuals had to start somewhere. From politics, technology and art . . .

Case Study: Waikato University, New Zealand

We are pleased to introduce this case study from Waikato University in New Zealand, where their decision to use Warp It has caught local media attention. This case study . . .

What is the Administrator Role on Warp It?

Within an organisation that wants to make a change, there has to be an individual who can lead and take responsibility for that change. Culture change requires the . . .

Why CEOs LOVE Warp It...

I was just on the phone to one of our customers and she was taling about pitching our services to their CEO. So I took her through all the reasons that a CEO who leads a . . .

Attention! We Are Targeting £3m in Charity Donations by Xmas!

It might be too early to put the Michael Bublé Christmas CD on just yet, but it’s not too early for us here at Warp It to tell you that we are setting the target of £3m . . .

Tips and tools to be ultra-bodacious!

“Bodacious” – a combination of the words bold and audacious. The meek have never changed the world. Rosa Parks didn’t have tired feet; she had boldness. So did Nelson . . .

What we love – being unapologetically bold!

Being bold isn’t about being outspoken, explicit and vulgar. Being bold is about unapologetically being you. Being bold is embracing a can-do attitude, knowing yourself, . . .

Warp It Customer Endorsements Tell Their Own Story

When you create a solution that puts the customer first, you naturally get great feedback. When you create a solution that engages the users and asks them directly how . . .

Bulk Uploads For Project Managers

In this post, we will be looking at a feature we have added to the Warp It system that makes life easier for building clearance managers, and allows reuse to be . . .

New Feature: Deleting users & transferring their items

Members of your organisations come and go, this is simply the nature of work, and it often goes hand in hand with Warp It and reuse when it comes to rehoming assets that . . .

Tools and tips to make an impact in the world

  Every single one of us can make a positive impact, whether for ourselves, our loved ones, the environment, or society at large. If you’re longing to make a positive . . .

What we love – making an impact and achieving extraordinary results

How can you make a personal impact that’s meaningful? It can be overwhelming, no matter how good your intentions. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make a . . .

New Feature: Handling Early Expiries

When an item expires without being claimed, where does it go?   Well, typically, it will move into one of two places, the ‘expired’ list, or the ‘disposed’ list, and . . .

New Feature: Filter Search Results by Person

Hey, Warp It Members. We’ve been receiving a few emails from users in recent weeks about how to filter search results by member, from a standard user account. You can . . .

New Feature: Control Staff View and Claim Options

Dear Warp It Admins, This one is for you. Over the last few years, we’ve worked hard to increase the levels of control and customisability that you have over your . . .

Using Managers to Support Incremental Rollouts

Is your organisation a bit apprehensive about giving staff tools that they could potentially cause havoc with? Don’t worry, it’s a common concern. When we introduce the . . .

What? Why? How? The Story of Warp It’s Metrics

We get asked regularly by our members why we collect data on so many different metrics, what we do with that data, and how they should then use that data to their . . .

New Feature: Instant 3rd Party Access

Every so often we get requests from customers along the lines of....   These items are definitely not required internally- we want to send them straight to charity.   . . .

New Feature: Control Category Checkboxes

Warp It Admins have expressed an interest in having more control of user behaviour. In this case we had a request from Sussex Community NHS Trust to get agreements from . . .

Treemendous Tree Planting Proposal for Warp It members

If you want to plant some trees then this is for you..... Extending the lifespan of products by reuse and repair reduces manufacturing and transport and thus avoids . . .

£2.7 Million in furniture reuse donation to charity!

Our customers have exceeded expectations! As of now customers have saved £2.7million worth of furniture and equipment and donated it to charities all over the country!!  . . .

5 Examples of How National Operations Benefit From Warp It

Here is how operators of national operations can benefit from our services and add value to their internal staff and various sites.   What is Warp It? Warp It is a tool . . .

What we love - saying goodbye to the take, make, dispose economy

Our way of doing things is reaching its limits. The take-make-waste system no longer works for industry, people or our environment. It’s time to shift the system by . . .

Tips and tools on circular economy activities

The linear economy must change. We have to transform all the elements of the take-make-waste system: how we manage resources, how we make and use products, what we do . . .

Case Study: Sam Kirby-Bray, Shropshire Council

We are joined today by Sam Kirby-Bray, the Sustainability Commissioning Officer at Shropshire Council. Sam is their Warp It lead, and handles a number of other important . . .

Webinar: Reuse and Redistribute Surplus Assets With & Between Organisations

Has your organisation ever considered introducing an equipment/asset reuse system? Perhaps you’ve got an existing system and it is in serious need of improvement?   . . .

5 Examples of How National Contractors Can Benefit From Warp It

This article has been put together to illustrate the ways in which contractors and suppliers can add value to their relationships with their clients in the fields of . . .

The Simplest Guide EVER to Getting Set Up on Warp It

We’ve put together loads of resources and guides to help you get set up on Warp It, to help you embed it, and to help you list things so that you can start making claims . . .

NHS Reporting Requirements for ERIC

The NHS is showing incredible leadership and becoming a real international driving force for the reuse movement by embedding reuse of furniture and equipment into . . .

Sustainable Development Team, Nottingham Trent University, Case Study

We are pleased to welcome the Sustainable Development Team at Nottingham Trent University for a case study looking at how they have been adapting to their new Warp It . . .

New Feature: Custom 3rd Party Claim Message

By now, you’re probably quite familiar with the process of internal claims, but what about opening up your assets to third parties? In this article, we are going to talk . . .

Tips and tools on hope, inspiration and climate change action

  We're bombarded with scary stories and told that we must change our ways, and soon. The challenge can’t be understated and the situation may seem bleak, but there’s . . .

What we love - choose hope. Choose action. Choose a future.

Climate change is a big challenge and requires action at a large scale by all levels of government and business. The good news is that we’re not alone! Governments, . . .

How to grab this opportunity to push sustainability deep into organisation culture

Do you work on sustainability issues in your organisation or you know somebody that does? If the answer is yes, get ready to help make a change! As part of my usual . . .

What we love in April 2019 - rewilding the world

Nature knows best when it comes to survival and self-governance and certainly is our greatest ally in locking carbon away and protecting our climate. We can give it a . . .

Tips and tools on rewilding (the best technology to abate climate change)

  Nature is our greatest ally in locking carbon away and protecting our climate. Natural climate solutions like rewilding will make a massive difference to our planet's . . .

Warp It's Guerrilla Communications Tricks

  We love hearing from our beloved Warp It members, especially when they go into detail about their relationship with the platform, their successes, and their problems. . . .

How to Target Certain Departments to Boost Reuse

“If you try to please everyone, you'll end up pleasing no one.” – Mae Mai For those who have ever tried to make an organisational change, whether monumental or . . .

Case Study: Alex Jones & Gary Stratmann, UCL

We are joined by Alex Jones and Gary Stratmann from University College London, to discuss their reuse project and the impressive work they’ve done with Warp It. Alex . . .

Retrospective claiming

One thing that we are occasionally asked is whether customers can account for assets that have been claimed outside of the system either internally or by 3rd parties.  . . .

Why are people, organisations and countries declaring a climate emergency?

What follows are the main reasons why the climate emergency movement is bursting into mainstream. Awareness is the first point of taking action.  I am a firm believer . . .

What we love in March 2019 - action not hope on fighting Climate Change

"We need action, not hope on fighting Climate Change.” These words, spoken by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, are resonating around the world. Greta, who . . .

Tips and tools to fix climate change

  We can’t ignore climate change. It’s real and is causing serious changes to our planet, including rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and deforestation. It’s . . .

10 Tips for Making Staff Videos

When it comes to video marketing, leveraging your workforce is an excellent way to have a powerful impact on other members of the organisation, as well as external . . .

Case Study: Kingston Hospital NHS, Paul Graham

We are joined by Paul Graham, Utilities, Waste and Sustainability Manager at Kingston Hospital. Paul will be discussing: The story of their reuse project Dealing with . . .

The Skills Every Sustainability Manager Needs Right Now

Being a Sustainability Manager is more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle and a mentality. Sometimes it doesn't even feel like work because you are so absorbed in . . .

Did You Get One of Our Savings Certificates?

If you did receive a certificate, you’ll know what we are talking about, and if you didn’t, you might be asking ‘Hey! Where’s mine?’.  Well, for those in the know, . . .

Feature: Unique Domains

When your organisation signs up to Warp It, you will receive your own unique web address and domain, which follows this format: www.getwarpit.com/organisation_name, or . . .

Schools 4 Climate Action: Student Guide & Templates

We have been absolutely stunned, amazed, and inspired by the Schools 4 Climate Action movement that has been started by young environmental activist Greta Thunberg. As . . .

What we love in February 2019 - taking action!

Doing nothing gets you nothing, that’s for sure. But the truth is everyone has the ability to take action. It doesn’t take experience or money; just the desire and . . .

Tips and tools on infusing your life with action

  We all have dreams and goals personally and professionally, and a vision of how this looks. But dreaming is the easy part. Where do we begin and how do we make it . . .

Feature: Customised Reporting

One of the most attractive features of Warp It to users is that we track the value of each trade, both financially and sustainably, so that we can help to demonstrate . . .

Collaboration For Reuse

Projects within organisations come in all shapes and sizes, but there’s one thing that they all share in common, and that’s collaboration. No matter how difficult or . . .

Feature: Sending Assets Straight to Charities , schools or other 3rd parties

One thing that we are occasionally asked is whether customers can send assets straight to a charity and bypass the internal reuse phase. The reason this is asked is that . . .

Training and Support for Your Reuse Program (Stakeholder Web Sessions)

We believe in the value of training and support, which is why we are launching Stakeholder Buy-In Webinars to ensure your reuse system gets off to a flying start.   . . .

Daniel's Solid Advice for Launching Your Reuse Programme

Daniel O’Connor is back to give you some fantastic advice about launching your reuse programme. As the founder and all-around-good-guy of Warp It, Daniel’s hands-on . . .

A Mini Pilot Will Get Your Reuse Programme off to a Flying Start

This article has been put together for Warp It Administrators, to help you pilot the Warp It programme. The optimal stage to run a pilot is once you’ve set yourself up . . .

6 Golden Benefits of Reuse That Procurement Managers Can Embrace!

Make no bones about it the Procurement Department hold the keys to sustainability in any organisation. It is therefore important that the procurement department take an . . .

Feature: Values in the Database

Many of our users are curious to know how we attach values to certain items. Where do we get the data behind our metrics?   What’s the deal? Behind the user interface of . . .

Feature: List View & Bulk Processing

We’ve got a feature that we want to talk to you about. It’s a feature that often gets overlooked, but it’s something that we included in the system after some great . . .

5 Golden Tips for Emailing Busy Senior Management Figures

Introducing a Warp It reuse programme into your organisation might take some perseverance, it might take creating a business case, it might take demonstrating an . . .

Feature: Approving Staff Signups

The best way to grow your reuse project is incrementally, in order to minimise risk. To facilitate this sustainable growth you will need to adopt practices that align . . .

What we love in January 2019 - don’t let anyone hold you back!

Never believe people that said you can’t. Be the person that believes you can, and you can achieve amazing things. Here are some things we love that demonstrate how . . .

Tips and tools on rising above negativity

  Don’t let others stop you from accomplishing your dreams and goals. The key to overcoming this is to recognise what holds you back; after all you’re the only one who . . .

Examples: Getting Senior Commitment from the Very Top

Hey, Warp It members! You may have noticed a theme in our content recently. We’ve been putting together ideas about how you can get more support from senior management, . . .

How Does a Waste Manager Benefit From a Reuse System?

The purpose of this article is to show the benefits of a Warp It reuse system to Waste Managers and other related positions. The Waste Manager (or equivalent) on an . . .

Case Study: Simon Laughton, St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight

We welcome Simon Laughton, Facilities Senior Supervisor from the Facilities Department at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight. He’s here to talk about their new . . .

8 Aspects of Reuse That Make Directors of Estates Smile

The purpose of this article is to show the benefits of a Warp It reuse system to Directors of Estates. This article is also highly relevant for those pitching reuse to . . .

7 Steps for Hacking a Successful Vision

Warp It’s Founder, Daniel O’Connor, is back to share his hacks for how to build a vision. In just seven steps Daniel will help you set up a framework that will guide you . . .

Warp It Featured in New Government Waste Strategy for England

We have some huge news ✌🏼 National news! A Warp It case study was featured in a new government waste strategy document, titled ‘Our waste, our resources: A strategy for . . .

Getting in the Ear of your CEO (or organisational lead)

This article has been written for those in organisations who are improving things , changing culture, embedding sustainability etc. This article is to help you get . . .

Feature: Roundups

Roundups are a regular message that the Warp It service can send out to all members telling them if anything has been added to their network in a specified time frame. . . .

Case Study: Karen Gallagher, Sustainability Manager, University of Exeter

Warp It is pleased to welcome Karen Gallagher, Sustainability Manager at the University of Exeter, to talk about their reuse project. Their journey with reuse started . . .

Easy Wins: Five Steps to Make Your Reuse Program Run Itself

We love hearing from our valued members, especially when we hear feedback like this: ‘Hey Warp It! We’ve managed to get Warp It to run itself. The staff own it and run . . .

Case Study: Hannah Genders Boyd, Historic Environment Scotland

We are joined by Hannah Genders Boyd, Climate Change Intern at Historic Environment Scotland (HES). As a public body in Scotland, HES must report on their carbon . . .

Take it back to the old school- with "Memo's"!

Cascade a memo via staff meeting networks This is such an easy win but so effective!! You are trying to get your message out but it gets drowned out in the noise. As . . .

What we love this December 2018 - fun! Lots of it.

Even though we’re grown up, having fun is still important. Laughing with friends, playing a game, reading a book, or watching your favourite television programme might . . .

Tips and tools on having fun!

There’s a lot of truth in the old proverb: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Fun is a serious business! This may sound paradoxical but fun plays an important . . .

Get Buy In To Your Culture Change Project With a Workshop.

A workshop is one of the most fun, intriguing, ambitious, and useful ideas for getting your main stakeholders to buy into your new idea, proposal, or project. The only . . .

Ideas for Fixing a Failing Project or Reuse System

Things are not always perfect - how could they be? Life is not perfect, but it still provides the opportunity to use processes that can make things better. So, despite . . .

Hit a savings milestone & get a special badge on your account area & a certificate in the post!! & a party when you hit £1 million! (We are looking at you Glasgow & Clyde NHS!)

Engaging your organisation in reuse is getting more and more popular each month, as we see and hear sentiment and content from all around the industry push this method . . .

What Are The Benefits of Reuse for Head Porters?

Here’s the big question about Porters: Do your porters ever complain that one day they’re making a disposal, say for example some chairs, and then the very next day . . .

10+ Reasons Why Webinars Are A Better Use Of Your Time

You have been working all day , your boss is asking for an update, you need to submit a committee report, things are stressful.   I am assuming you are here because you . . .

Caroline Davies, Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Warp It are pleased to welcome Caroline Davies to help us explore reuse, culture change and the past problems of wasteful behaviour activities within her organisation, . . .

Why Should Space or Decant Managers Be Interested in Reuse?

The purpose of this article is to explain the benefits of reuse and in particular the Warp It Reuse System - in relation to Space Management, Decanting, and Buildings on . . .

Case Study: Adrian Miller, Waste Manager, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We are joined by Adrian Miller, who for thirty years has worked in roles such as Waste Manager, Warehouse Manager, Facilities Manager, and more. His employers have . . .

Elaine Gray, NHS GGC, Discusses the Revolve Mark

We are very pleased to welcome back Elaine Gray, Purchasing Lead at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. You may remember we interviewed Elaine about her success in . . .

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde approach the £1million in cost avoidance milestone!

Our team here at Warp It are really pleased to welcome back Elaine Gray, Purchasing Lead at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, back for another interview. Cast your mind to . . .

What we love in November 2018 - unleash your potential with coaching

Coaches believe that the individual always has the answer to their own problems but understand that they may need help to find the answer. The essential part is to learn . . .

Tips and tools on coaching

Coaching is a process that aims to improve our performance and focuses on the present rather than on the distant past or future. Fundamentally, the coach helps the . . .

University of London: Organisation and City Level Sharing of Surplus Assets - Part Four

Welcome back! In part four of this series looking at organisation and city level sharing of surplus assets, we are focusing on the University of London.  First, please . . .

Automating Reuse: How Can Warp It Help Those With an Online Platform Already?

Sometimes organisations set up their own reuse platforms. This is great! Really, it is! Our mission is to make reuse mainstream and so it warms our cockles when we hear . . .

11 Reasons To Attend Events or Workshops

Making Reuse Mainstream Our aim is to make reuse mainstream and give you the tools and tips to help you do that in your organisation. To help with that we are delivering . . .

Editorial: How Has Warp It Impacted the NHS?

Firstly, before we dive right into the ways in which Warp It has impacted the shape and culture of the NHS and UK Healthcare in general, we want to say thank you. We’d . . .

University of Glasgow: Organisation and City Level Sharing of Surplus Assets - Part Three

In part three of this series covering organisation and city wide sharing of surplus assets, we go now to the University of Glasgow. If you missed the earlier . . .

New Feature: 3rd Party Claim Pop Up

Giving assets to charity just got a whole lot easier! We are here to tell you about a new feature we've recently added to the Warp It reuse platform. What is it? We have . . .

Warp It Feature: Loans

The Warp It loan feature allows staff in an organisation to loan out their idle assets. Traditionally, our system has been designed for the use of asset donation between . . .

Case Study: Daniel Smith, Sustainable Labs Officer, University of Birmingham

We are very pleased to welcome Daniel Smith, Sustainable Labs Officer at the University of Birmingham, to discuss the impressive work that has been going on at the . . .

The Zeppelin List & Learning From My Mistakes

I make mistakes every single day. Sometimes I make the same mistake again and again, even on the same day, which is annoying. But, I seem to be adept at reviewing my . . .

What we love in October 2018 - bouncing back from making mistakes

Just the word, ‘mistake’ can strike fear in many people’s minds, but it really shouldn’t. Making mistakes is a normal part of life and can offer the opportunity to learn . . .

Tips and tools to learn from your mistakes

We all make mistakes, for sure. It’s part of what makes us human. But it’s no good crying over spilt milk. Making mistakes is a learning process so it’s important not to . . .

Free Furniture and Equipment For Schools

The Warp It reuse system is a network whereby schools can access free corporate assets like stationery,  chairs, desks, cabinets, sports equipment etc. There is no . . .

New Feature: Free Assets For Schools

We have big news for Warp It members who are looking to donate assets into their local community, who really want to boost their CSR, and would like to help those who . . .

University of Reading Case Study, With Ruth Harris

We welcome Ruth Harris, Sustainability Officer at the University of Reading. Ruth has been supporting various sustainability projects and their development within the . . .

Everything You Need to Know About Staff Sales for Personal Use

Hey! This is Daniel O’Connor from Warp It, and this article is here to explain how and why you should consider selling or donating assets to staff for personal use. I’m . . .

Downloads, Templates & Guides to Help You Make Reuse Mainstream in Your Organisation

Save time, get our templates! This page links to all of the templates that you will need to publicise and embed your furniture and equipment reuse program in a smooth . . .

New! Warp It Wednesday Campaign

Leeds Teaching Hospital are one of our customers. Every Wednesday their porters pick up any surplus furniture and transfer it to a new home using our system.  They call . . .

How to Achieve Culture Change While You Sleep!

Our vision is to make reuse mainstream. Our customers want to make reuse mainstream in their organisations. Our customers are generally trying t change culture in . . .

Tips and tools to help you step out of your comfort zone!

Each month we gather and share useful tips and tools; and this time it’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone. Why? Well, while staying in your comfort zone . . .

What we love this September 2018 - breaking free!

We all probably know someone who fondly states after an adventure: "I can’t believe I did that, but I’m so glad I did." This usually happens when we spend time outside . . .

How to Catalogue Assets Quickly and Easily

Time, time, time... When managing a large building clearance, it can often be resource intensive to catalogue exact details and upload a picture of every single asset. . . .

Here's How Warp It Can Be Used As An Asset Management System

Warp It is not designed to manage assets in the traditional sense, in fact, it was designed to redistribute assets that were surplus to requirements. However, we’ve . . .

We Interview Warp It Pioneers Paul Nelson & Laura Manley, North Tyneside Council

We are pleased to welcome not just one, but two Warp It pioneers for this in depth interview. Paul Nelson works as the Environmental Sustainability Manager at North . . .

New Feature: List View Number of Items

We’ve been working on some brilliant functionality updates for the Warp It system We listen to your feedback and suggestions to help shape this platform, and so for this . . .

King's College London Case Study, Martin Farley

We are pleased to welcome Martin Farley, Sustainable Labs Guy at  King’s College London, who has kindly helped us explore the topic of their reuse project and the . . .

Disruption, Pain Points, and Unmet Needs

Warp It’s Founder, Daniel O’Connor, is here to talk about disruption, innovation, and solving problems. Please read on and enjoy his interesting thoughts...   Defining a . . .

Save Time With Our Email Templates

One part of your tool kit for culture change should be emails. In this article you will find links to all of our email templates for use within your organisation, in . . .

Comfort Zone: We Are All Coaches Of Some Kind

This article is something different. This article is me speaking to you personally, sharing a piece of content that I believe will have a huge and immediate positive . . .

How To Increase Your Local Charity Donations, Template Included

The purpose of this blog post is to help existing customers increase their charity donation capacity in the local area. As you may know, a large part of Warp It is . . .

How To Use Celebrity Status To Your Advantage

Welcome! We want to talk to you about making cultural change in large organisations, and to do so we must discuss one particular technique that is used globally, but is . . .

Feature: The Status of an Item

In this article, we are going to talk about one of the features of the Warp It system, to help you understand a little better how our platform operates. We explain about . . .

City of Sunderland: Organisation and City Level Sharing of Surplus Assets - Part Two

In part two of this series we are going to talk about the first of our four case studies (part one). I’m Daniel, Head of Customer Happiness at Warp It, and I’m the . . .

Warp It for Consortium, Membership or Umbrella Charities and Community Voluntary Services (CVS)

Membership Charities & Community Voluntary Services (CVS) across the land are discovering they can join Warp It and give their members access to millions of pounds worth . . .

Organisation and City Level Sharing of Surplus Assets - Part One

Welcome! This article is all about the reuse of surplus assets within and between the University Sector in the UK. In this series of articles we’re going to review four . . .

Tips and Tools To Help You Sleep

Being on top of your game takes a lot of hard work, focus, and preparation. While being great at work is something to be proud of, we often get so wrapped up in it that . . .

What we love this August 2018. Sleep!

This month we’re looking at the importance that sleep plays in our lives and how it contributes to greater innovation, productivity, job satisfaction, and improved . . .

A Good Night's Sleep is the Most Widely Undervalued Performance Enhancing Drug

Wakey wakey! If you’re a regular reader of the Warp It blog, you’ll probably have asked yourself why we talk about things like productivity, climbing mountains and . . .

Warp It's Reuse Cheat Sheet - Six Steps to Success

This is a reuse cheat sheet designed to help you decide the best actions to take to get support to start or improve a reuse system in your organisation. These are . . .

Is It Always Cost or Carbon Positive to Reuse an Item?

There’s a question we’ve been asked by some of our members, and whilst on the face of it, it may seem like a tricky question, we’ve managed to simplify our answer. The . . .

Feature: Share Days

Welcome! In this piece we will be walking you through one of our main features when it comes to donating to 3rd parties: Share Days.   Internal marketplace By using the . . .

Feature: Store Management Settings

If you have the luxury of storage on your estate, then storage can act as an extra lifeline for items. What we mean by that is often somebody might want to find a new . . .

New Feature: The Face of Reuse

In the past, we’ve always maintained a position that there are certain advantages for those leading Warp It to be friendly, approachable and recognisable, and to be . . .

Choose to reUSe - University of Salford's Award Winning Campaign

The University of Salford’s Environmental Sustainability Officer, Rebecca Bennett, is here to walk us through their ‘Choose to reUSe’ scheme. In this piece, you are . . .

Feature: Redistributing Surplus Electrical Assets

This post is here to explain how you can use Warp It to redistribute surplus electrical assets around your estate, instead of them being collected and disposed of by . . .

How Can Warp It Work In Business Improvement Districts & On Business Parks?

If you are involved with resource efficiency, waste or sustainability within BIDs or on business parks then this is for you.   Welcome. In this article we are going to . . .

New Feature: Bulk Uploads

In this post, we will be looking at a new feature we have added to the Warp It system that makes life easier for building clearance managers, and allows reuse to be . . .

Using a Spreadsheet to Redistribute Surplus Assets?

Many of the organisations we talk to do not have any kind of asset reuse going on. Some are right at the start of their reuse journey. Some use email to redistribute . . .

Welcome to the £100k Club! Warp It’s Leading Savers...

Engaging your organisation in reuse is getting more and more popular each month, as we see and hear sentiment and content from all around the industry push this method . . .

New Feature: Add An Extra Field On Upload Forms

New feature for controlling staff behaviour - the extra upload field. What is the the problem we are seeking to solve? To automate the reuse of assets around the estate, . . .

Why Facilities Should Not Catalogue Reusable Assets

Here at Warp It, we often get asked the interesting question of ‘How do you maintain your catalogue of usable items on your marketplace?’. This will be the focus of this . . .

Get Ready for your CQC Audit With our FREE Graphics Package

Dear Warp It members who are part of the NHS, this post and download have been made especially with you in mind. If you aren’t a member of the NHS, and you have no idea . . .

How a desktop Warp It Icon can make a huge difference to organisational reuse

One of the easiest ways to engage people in your reuse program is to actually get people on Warp It and looking around. If they don’t get as far as the portal, something . . .

Forging Agreements, with Nick Fayers, Nottinghamshire Healthcare

Warp It would like to introduce Nick Fayers for your reading pleasure. Nick is the Divisional Energy and Environmental Manager at Nottinghamshire Healthcare. He’s a . . .

New Feature: Prioritise some members over others

Sometimes, due to certain circumstances, you need to prioritise some members or organisations over others. Well, now you can. Why is this feature necessary?  As an . . .

What we love this July 2018- telling your own story

  Every month we find and share great stories we love. Why? Well, we want to spread positivity, through sharing inspiring, educating and amusing tales. And what better . . .

Our storytelling tips and tools

One of the most important things any organisation can do is become great at storytelling. Stories are influential learning and knowledge sharing tools. They help process . . .

Bullet points do not inspire...stories do!

Storytelling is a powerful way to help us find personal meaning within a shared context, engage us in a journey and giving us a reason to believe. By sharing inspiring . . .

Waste, Sustainability, FM, Estates & Procurement - How to Tell Your Story.

Do other people in your organisation appreciate what you do? Do they know what you do? Reuse can be a great way to demonstrate the value of your departmental impact. . . .

New: Warp It Launches Branded Stickers!

Warp It are here to support you every step of the way in your reuse journey. To do that, we’ve produced some branded sticker templates to make it absolutely clear what . . .

My Story of Becoming a Social Entrepreneur

We welcome Daniel O’Connor to the podium to tell his story... If you are a frequent reader of the Warp It Blog, you will know that Daniel is the proud founder of Warp . . .

How To Create A Buzz During Delays

Imagine you’re planning your reuse scheme and you’ve already got the go-ahead from stakeholders, done a business case, and have organisational support, but, there’s a . . .

FREE: Warp It Fire Risk Sticker Template

We have another freebie for you, our wonderful Warp It members!  This week, we’ve put together some potentially life saving free sticker templates that you can use in . . .

Recap: Warp It Bristol Event

We are posting this article off the back of a very successful event at the Create Center in Bristol, where we had a fantastic turn-out of Warp It customers, as well as . . .

Case Study: One Manchester House Association

We are pleased to welcome Anton Schultz, Social Investment Manager at One Manchester Housing Association, to help provide additional insight about their incredible . . .

New! Free Lab Reuse Campaign Materials

Recently we revealed that we were in the process of asking our community to help us design some amazing visual stimuli for laboratory or science facilities to boost . . .

Ride for Nell – a great achievement from one of our customers

John Bailey, Head of Sustainability at the University of London is a long time friend of ours. He has been on a cycling mission around France, with his wife Sophie and . . .

What we love this June 2018

Each month we persistently search for and share stuff we love with you, to inspire, amuse and educate you and support your determination to achieve something regardless . . .

Our tips and tools: keep your data safe

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can’t have escaped you! It came in force on 25 May 2018 and during the lead up we were swamped with facts, figures and . . .

New Feature: Warp It Admin Forum!

We are very pleased to introduce to you a brand new feature for admins here on the Warp It platform. Having spoken to a great deal of our members about ways that we . . .

A Bottle of Brandy and Amazing Customer Feedback!

Here at Warp It, we’ve got some thoughtful users. Thanks to the epic feedback we receive we are constantly improving our offering . We’ve changed how we support the . . .

Dare to Compare? Current Practice vs Easily Achievable

Reflections are powerful... When we take a look at what we are doing, often, we notice things that we are proud of, and things that we want to change.   When it comes to . . .

Automising reuse: The Journey of an Item

We try to automise reuse as much as possible so that you and your staff and your colleagues can get on with other priorities. Sometimes it helps if we explain how an . . .

How to Transport Items For Reuse on Big Estates

Your big issue = How to manage transport This guide is here to provide a couple of simple, bite-sized tips for more effectively managing transport and logistics on a . . .

How to Use Flat Screens to Boost Reuse Participation

Flat screen TVs are not only good for watching THE WORLD CUP they’re also a very useful tool for engaging people in whatever message you want to get out. Within your . . .

New Admin Feature: Deleting Options On Active Items

Welcome! We are pleased to introduce a new feature for the benefit of admins on the Warp It system. Admins will now see some changes in terms of what they are able to . . .

The One Dreaded Thing That Can Stop Reuse When Decanting Buildings

This article is all about a problem. The problem is how to maximise the opportunity that building decommissions, or decants, present, especially when it comes to the . . .

How to get anyone to agree to your culture change project

Daniel's super simple step-by-step guide to changing culture in organisations Step 1: Identify the people who are decision makers  This could be your boss, the head of a . . .

How to Increase Your Charitable Output Through Great Communications

Linking up with charities to make donations should be easy, right? Well, before Warp It, it wasn’t. It was a lot of effort, with a lot of back and forth dialogue and . . .

Making the Business Case - ALL Resources Included!

Your organisation is on a reuse journey. We want to be helpful, we want your reuse system to succeed and we want you to feel like Warp It is here to support you (which . . .

2 Features Which Mean You Don't Need Storage to Run a Reuse Program

"We do not have storage, so we cannot reuse" This is one of the most common reasons institutions do not explore reuse after the first assessment meeting. However, we say . . .

Benefits of Warp It to Councils - Signpost

Benefits of Warp It to Municipal Councils Councils up and down the UK are reaping the rewards from a partnership with Warp It. We’ve allowed them to: expand the reuse of . . .

New Features: Cancel Claim Notifications & Custom Item Deadlines

Two new features! 1. Claim cancel notifications When a claim is cancelled, we need an e-mail to be sent to the old owner and to the transporter (if enabled) to advise . . .

NHS Supplier of the Year!

We were awarded "NHS Supplier of the Year" at the NHS Sustainability Awards last Thursday! The NHS is one of Britain’s proudest achievements. And today its staff do a . . .

Using One-to-One Training to Boost Reuse System Participation

To really maximise your reuse system, you have to get people onto the platform or reuse system, uploading their items, searching for assets and making claims. The usual . . .

Fiona Daly talks about how to get stuff done

As you might have seen we organise regional workshops to help organisations make reuse mainstream. We had the honour of having Fiona Daly, Sustainability Lead at NHS . . .

My top 10 tips for stopping email adding stress to your already complicated day!

28% of company time is spent on reading and responding to email The number 2 distraction at work is emails. (Number one is other colleagues!)   Why is distraction a . . .

How to target procurement for reuse support

  In this article we are going to detail a simple technique involving a customisable template that will encourage your procurement department to support and get involved . . .

Our tips and tools to avoid distraction

This month we’re focusing on how to conquer digital distractions and stay focused. The constant inflow of emails, texts, social notifications and pop-up chats, can . . .

What we love this May 2018

Each month we scour the internet for things to inspire, amuse and educate. And while we’ve been focusing on how to avoid digital distractions, we fully recommend finding . . .

Friday time saver tip; Never type ever again!

A customer was telling me on the phone he has a specification he wants for our software but hasn’t the time to get it written down.  I said: “M- you get the bus to work . . .

£2.7 million in savings from reuse within the Russell Group

We have some great news to share with you. The reuse of furniture and laboratory equipment pays off handsomely within the Russell Group of Universities! 16 of the 24 . . .

How to say no to distraction...

How to say no to distraction and get stuff done...    I allow myself to get distracted so easily. Notifications, websites, colleagues, meetings i don't need to be at, . . .

How to get senior management talking about reuse

Let’s be frank, grabbing the attention of senior management can be a bit tricky. Their inboxes are busy, their phones are ringing off the hook and they fly from meeting . . .

Our tips and tools: How to say "No!"

This month we’re focusing on why sometimes we should just say NO.  It’s so easy to say yes and agree to do stuff for others. But it can often result in work overload . . .

What we love this April 2018

This month we’ve been looking at when and how to say no; sometimes it’s a must and you can read our tools and tips which are geared to helping you do just this. In the . . .

How to turn a no to a yes.

People who might be of the mind to say no to your proposal need to be treated a bit differently. This article is about strategically reducing the number of times a . . .

Reuse Case Study, Mike Hodkinson, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Warp It are pleased to welcome Mike Hodkinson from Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Mike is here to add some insight into why his organisation . . .

Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and the reuse of surplus assets

STPs are about improving health and care in practical ways through local collaboration. The NHS is one of Britain’s proudest achievements. And today its staff do a . . .

London Warp It Reuse event. Speaker takeaway messages & presentation downloads

Reuse within and between organisations. Warp It Workshop.  Improve your reuse program! Making reuse mainstream! Adopt circular economy practices. Our first Warp It meet . . .

How to announce a building clearance to maximise reuse

The meetings are over, hands have been shaken, the T’s are crossed and the I’s are dotted. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief, except you. Are you ready? The building . . .

You will leave this event with a clear way forward to improve your reuse program. 

Are you joining us to learn about how to set up and improve reuse programs?   Here are the speaker profiles and what you will learn.... Mike Howroyd   Mike is the . . .

Recognising those who contribute towards the Facilities Management function.

If the CEO and senior management abandoned an organisation overnight and did not come back for one month. The staff probably would not notice the difference. If the . . .

Help us choose the theme for our lab reuse campaign

We want to develop a campaign around the reuse of lab equipment to free up space, reduce waste,  extend lab budgets and to help labs be more sustainable. We thought it . . .

Maximising Reuse within a University and the community

How reuse within a university can not only benefit the organisation but it's students and even local charities. Everyone should be doing it!   Warp It are pleased to . . .

How to announce the launch of your reuse program

Welcome!  So, you’ve decided to abandon skips and wastage, and have found reuse to be the optimal way to get the most value and utility out of your assets. We are proud . . .

Our tips and tools to share gratitude

Each month we share useful tips and tools and this month we’re focusing on gratitude and the importance of taking the time to actually stop and thank people and, . . .

What we love this March 2018

This March we’re loving everything about acknowledging our achievements, saying thank you, and, well, just being nice! Simply giving thanks affects everything. It can . . .

Why Should HR Get Involved In Reuse?

Getting buy in from all departments within an organisation maximises reuse of surplus assets.  Ensuring Warp It is introduced right from the get go will mean Warp It . . .

How Andrew reused 100s of surplus assets to furnish an entire building.

How one man furnished the whole of his department from surplus furniture available elsewhere on is estate.... Andrew Sainty work in the Emotional Wellbeing Services, . . .

New Feature: Item deadlines- set your default value

What's happened? When an item is added to Warp It the member sets a deadline for the item.  This is the very last point in time that the old owner can have the item in . . .

How stickers can help improve reuse.

We want to make reuse mainstream. So do our customers. “Got. Got. Need. Need. Got. Got. Got. Got. Need. Need. Need.” This is the high pitched cry you would have heard if . . .

How to donate surplus assets into the charity sector

Are you seeking to improve how your organisation is currently donating surplus assets to charity? Are you trying to find a way to effectively donate furniture to charity . . .

Making things better & making better things. Eco Innovation

The Mark Shayler interview Mark Shayler from This is Ape is hosting our break out sessions at our up coming workshops. Mark is an Eco innovator & author (Book here), who . . .

The porters are one of your secret weapons for reuse!

If the CEO and senior management abandoned an organisation overnight and did not come back for one month. The staff probably would not notice the difference. If the . . .

'Collection Evenings & Charities', Micaela Basford, Bath & North East Somerset Council

Warp It are pleased to welcome Micaela Basford, Corporate Sustainability Officer at Bath and North East Somerset Council. Micaela has kindly joined us to talk about a . . .

'How to Clear a Building', Micaela Basford, Bath & North East Somerset Council

Let’s give the floor to Micaela Basford, Corporate Sustainability Officer at Bath and North East Somerset Council, who has kindly joined us to talk about ethical and . . .

What we love this February 2018

Each month we share a few things that we’ve spotted that inspire, amuse and entertain and these corkers put a smile on our faces! This list of great things that happened . . .

Our tips and tools for collaboration!

Each month we share useful tips and tools that we’ve spotted that inspire, amuse or entertain.  Collaboration isn’t just a nice thing to do, it’s essential. We need to . . .

New Feature: Owner & Claimant update item status

What's happened? When an item is claimed on Warp It, the status of the item passes from active to claimed. When that item is then collected and delivered to the new . . .

Mark Shayler hosts innovation sessions at Warp It Regional Workshops

To make reuse mainstream we must innovate. Whether it is the adoption of new practices, new policies, new software or coming up with our own solutions.... We are . . .

Meet Procurement Pam and Procurement Paul!

Procurement Pam and Procurement Paul "Good morning, good afternoon, good evening! We are Pam and Paul, and we both work in procurement departments throughout the land! . . .

New Feature; Add numerous email suffixes

What's happened? When staff join your Warp It portal, they apply and the admin gets a notification to approve the new member.  A while ago we added a feature whereby you . . .

New Feature; Bulk add staff

What's happened? Instead of staff applying to join your Warp It portal. You can now add staff members in bulk. Just upload a spreadsheet of names and contact details. . . .

How to Find Homes For Surplus Furniture & Furnish an Office for Free.

Warp It are pleased to welcome the wonderful Ashley Scotland, founder of Thriving Survivors, a charity for the brave survivors of trauma. Ashley, who started the charity . . .

Training and Support for Your Reuse Program

We deliver the following support and training to get your reuse system off to a flying start, or to supplement an existing scheme. You will find this article very useful . . .

Reuse Within & Between Organisations: Warp It Regional Workshops

      Video by  Reel: Creative Social Video   Making Reuse Mainstream Our aim is to make reuse repair and redistribution of surplus assets, furniture and equipment . . .

The one reason facilities managers should support and encourage reuse

Q: Why should facilities managers get involved with reuse?  A: Reuse is a great way to illustrate the effectiveness of the FM or estates team There are lots of reasons . . .

Donating furniture and equipment to charity, an insiders point of view.

"Claiming the items has been very simple. You pick the number of items you want, you claim them, and then you’re just arranging a collection. It’s very sleek." -Paul . . .

Tidy Friday Campaign - Get Ready To Clear Your Desks!

'I hate belongings. I hate clutter. It really bothers me because I can't think properly. If you've got distractions in front of you, your mind goes nuts.' -Simon Cowell . . .

'Flexible & Sustainable Clearances', Micaela Basford, Bath & North East Somerset Council

Warp It are pleased to welcome Micaela Basford, Corporate Sustainability Officer at Bath and North East Somerset Council. Micaela has kindly joined us to talk about . . .

What we love Jan 2017

Every month we share a few things that we’ve spotted that inspire, amuse and entertain. This month we’re  picking a random selection from across our staff! When a . . .

Our tips and tools this January 2018

Each month we share useful tips and tools that we’ve spotted that inspire, amuse or entertain.  To mark the beginning of 2018, it’s timely to focus on getting stuff done . . .

Dump the junk!

Reuse is the perfect opportunity to help your staff get that "Ahhh I've got a clear and tidy space" feeling We want to make it easier for you to increase staff . . .

Talking Sustainable Healthcare Tech With Rachael Moses, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

In this article we welcome Rachael Moses, Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, to talk about her recent triumph and award in the . . .

Equipment and furniture reuse network: Inter agency trading of surplus assets

As far as we know, no other service allows organisations like schools, municipal councils, healthcare , central government, charities and private sector, to trade and . . .

Talking Repair & Reuse With Clare Topping, Northampton General Hospital

Warp It welcomes back Clare Topping from Northampton General Hospital to talk about challenges, getting people to think differently,  repair and reuse, and how . . .

How To Collaborate and Build Support Internally - Signpost

Welcome! If you’ve seen our other signpost articles on getting people to buy in to your ideas, and the benefits of Warp It to the healthcare sector, just to name a . . .

Should we build an in house reuse system or get an off the shelf solution?

We assume you are here because you want to get reuse embedded into your organisation.   We also assume you have tried "word of mouth" reuse and realised you did not get . . .

New Year Clearout

  New Year Declutter Campaign. We recently produced a Christmas Reuse Campaign and associated materials. Some customers asked for something similar for New Year. So here . . .

Want to Make Reuse as Easy as Buying New? Optimize the Wishlist!

If you want reuse to become 2nd nature in your organisation you need to get the wishlist function working for you! When wishlists are maximised three great things . . .

The City of Sunderland and the Sharing Economy

We’ve seen our partners do amazing things, such as win national awards, save tens of thousands of pounds worth of equipment from going to landfill, and put together . . .

Communications campaign download: Don't buy it. Warp It. Don't bin it. Warp It.

Materials for a reuse campaign At the end of this article you can download materials such as screen savers, email signatures, social media images and posters to use to . . .

Reach out! With a newsletter

This article explains why a newsletter is probably your most effective tool for building trust with a large group of people. Why would you want to build trust? So that . . .

New Feature; Better contact details for your staff

Mike Howroyd from Leeds University is a customer who pushes us to be better. When University of Leeds joined Warp It a few months ago, he was not keen on how the landing . . .

Warp It's Guide To Sustainable Building Clearances

This article is all about how to maximise the opportunity that building decommissions, or decants, present when it comes to the reuse of surplus assets.   Why should you . . .

Why Your Intranet Site Is So Powerful For Behavioural Change

Imagine this all-too-common scenario: You’re trying to make a behaviour change in your organisation. You’re dead set on improving things. You are working so hard You . . .

The Ultimate Intern Support Pack. (For a Surplus Asset Reuse Program)

This resource will be handy for anyone engaging interns of any type. However we are particularly focussing on engaging interns as part of a surplus assets reuse program. . . .

1 easy activity to massively increase the impact of your reuse program

How do you increase participation in your reuse program in the most effective way possible? The one thing we all have is time. But how do you make sure you use that time . . .

Breaking down the impossible

 My brother said you can't run 100 miles if you don't think you can run 100 miles, and I have ended up agreeing to run 50 miles this July. With a view to running 100 . . .

Our tips and tools this December 2017

Each month we share a few things that we’ve spotted that inspire, amuse or entertain. It is nearly Christmas and so our tips and tools this month look at how you can . . .

£3 million for charity?

Earlier this year we announced that we’d facilitated the transfer of a million pounds worth of assets from our customers into charities up and down the land. And as of . . .

Talking Charitable Donations with Julie McPhee, Stirling Council

Warp It are pleased to welcome Sustainable Development Project Officer Julie McPhee from Stirling Council in Scotland to talk about: Signing up to Warp It after meeting . . .

Our Reuse Story - With Luke Champion, 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust

This week we welcome Luke Champion from 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust, a specialist mental health and learning disability service for the people of Gloucestershire and . . .

Is your reuse program failing? Don’t panic! Read this.

Most projects aren’t doomed for failure at the beginning; but the reality is that sometimes things fall apart, for a whole lot of reasons. Here are some tips to help you . . .

The Energy Manager of the Year is a Warp It Customer!

Of course, we could have predicted that using Warp It would bring great recognition to its top users, but what about when it came to winning one of the UK’s most . . .

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

Part 2. Part 1 is here.    My brother said you can't run 100 miles if you don't think you can run 100 miles, so I'm starting this off really confident, I'm gonna run 50 . . .

Warp It's 28-Step Guide To Implementing a Reuse Project

If you’ve landed on this page it means one of two things... A) You’re thinking about rolling out a reuse project, or B) You’re rolling one out already and you need to . . .

One Easy Tool for Managing Your Interns

It’s hard to manage interns (or is it?). They’re young, energetic, and often require a large time investment. If you didn’t ask for an intern, you might feel that . . .

An Insider's Guide to Managing Interns

Managing interns can be a tricky thing to navigate, but it doesn’t need to be. Over the last few years we’ve worked and engaged with dozens of organisations who have a . . .

Circular Economy Pioneers: Changing Mindsets & Maximising Reuse at Public Health Wales

Sally Attwood and Amanda Davies from Public Health Wales kindly volunteered to share their experiences for this interview.  In this article we will be asking Sally and . . .

Four Ways Healthy Competition Stimulates Reuse

Did you know that you can take a look at Warp It’s best performers for thirteen different categories? It’s true, go ahead, take a look, you can see who the best . . .

11 Reasons To Attend The Warp It Network Regional Workshops

Making Reuse Mainstream Our aim is to make reuse mainstream and give you the tools and tips to help you do that in your organisation. In 2018 we are delivering a series . . .

11 Reasons Why You Should Speak at Events and Workshops

Will you share your story? We are all coaches. One way to coach is to give presentations about your learnings and experience. This article is all about why you should . . .

How To Deliver Your Initial Reuse Program Stakeholder Meeting

Ready to introduce a reuse programme, or improve on the existing system? Read ahead and find out the best practice for using a meeting plan to get more buy ins and . . .

Top Tips For Delivering a Christmas Communications Campaign

Christmas is a great time to deliver a communication campaign. Here are our top tips for delivering your Christmas campaign.    Start early. Start now. EVERYTHING goes . . .

How Does Reuse Benefit Universities?

This article is all about how we help universities around the globe reduce environmental impact and maximise the value of their surpus assets like furniture, equipment, . . .

What have I done?

My brother takes part in these crazy races where he runs 100s of miles in one go- usually over multiple days with minimal sleep and maximum hills. I, on the other hand . . .

Talking Remote Technologies with Smita Shetty, NHS West Lancashire CCG Part Two

Warp It are pleased to welcome Smita Shetty from NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss how the organisation is attempting business improvements . . .

How To Get Operational Buy-In For Reuse

Warp It’s founder, Daniel, was talking to Jonathan Latko from Temple University in Philadelphia about how he made a business case for the development of surplus asset . . .

How To Deliver Your Surplus Programme

Warp It’s vision since day one has always been to normalise the reuse of surplus assets across organisational estates, such as universities, councils and hospitals. . . .

Why is Scotland leading the way in the Circular Economy?

Scotland is leading the way on implementing the Circular Economy. The Scottish Government were presented with this accolade at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Read . . .

It’s not what you know. It’s WHO you know

It may sound cliched but it’s true – it’s not what you know, but whom you know. There are people in your organisation who have influence over the decisions made in their . . .

How to prepare for the launch of your reuse program

So you’re ready to launch your reuse program or sign up to Warp It? Here’s what you need to know before you get started! You've identified a problem on your estate with . . .

Barriers to reuse and how to smash them

Our aim is to make reuse mainstream in organisations.  We regularly talk to many people who are implementing a reuse system in their organisation and found that many are . . .

Does reuse take more time?

What resources are required to embed Warp It? Many of our customers actually tell us Warp It runs itself!   Many customers say that Warp It takes less time than business . . .

Our tips and tools this November 2017

Each month we scour the web and talk to our friends for tips, tricks and tools to help you tackle different challenges and become better! This month we’ve got some great . . .

Scotland Leading the Way on Furniture Reuse Programs

The Scottish take reuse very seriously. Scottish Organisations have saved over £4 million using our system to reuse surplus assets furniture and equipment. Not only are . . .

How to Set Up a Citywide Asset Exchange System

Somebody has surplus assets and you need to find someone else who wants those same materials, at the same time, and in a nearby location... This article illustrates the . . .

Changing Culture, with Helen Peacock, Horsham District Council

Horsham District Council’s Commissioning and Performance and Sustainability teams won the Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award at . . .

How to Persuade Your Boss to Buy In

Warp It’s founder Daniel O’Connor is here to talk from personal experience, through interesting anecdotes, about how you can provide sensible logic to your boss or . . .

What we love this November 2017

Every month we share a few things that we’ve spotted that inspire, amuse and entertain. This month we’re putting Scotland in the spotlight. Why? Well November 30th marks . . .

Get ready to reuse this Christmas!

The perfect opportunity for a reuse campaign Our gift to you this Christmas is to make it even easier for you to increase staff engagement with Warp It! It’s the perfect . . .

Campus Reuse with Adam Connell, James Cook University (Aus)

You’re going to love this! We’ve invited Adam Connell from James Cook University in Australia to show us how Warp It is working on their campus, on the other side of the . . .

The Importance of Building an Implementation Team

Implementing organisational change is difficult. You cannot do it alone. This blog post is about putting together the right people for your culture change project.  . . .

Should Procurement take a bigger role in reuse ? (Yes!) with Andy Hay, NHS Tayside

Let’s give a big hand to Andy Hay from NHS Tayside, who has joined us to talk about exactly why it’s simple math for procurement professionals to lead on reuse of . . .

Henley Business School Finance Building Redistribution Project

  Introduction Back in 2015, Kate Cama at Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus, contacted Gwen Powell from kompost ltd, with whom Greenlands have had a working . . .

The View from a Porter - with Ian Sommerville, NHS Humberside

Warp It proudly welcomes Ian Sommerville from NHS Humberside to discuss how a reuse operation can function from the perspective of a porter. This short and sweet . . .

What is circular procurement?

Q: What is circular procurement? We tell you here.   Q: How do we start circular procurement? We give you an easy win here. A Circular Economy is an alternative to a . . .

It's Time to Talk About Metrics...

Reuse is not given the priority it deserves We’ve mentioned this notion before, that organisational sustainability and procurement strategies are lacking a focus on . . .

All The Reasons Why Reuse Systems Are Low Hanging Fruit for Smart Cities

All the reasons why reuse systems are low-hanging fruit for Smart cities ‘Smart City’ is a new buzzword in the world of sustainability, environment and urban planning, . . .

Asset Sharing in Glasgow, with Andrew Mouat, Glasgow City Council

Warp It are pleased to welcome Andrew Mouat from Glasgow City Council to dive deeper into GAS, the Glasgow Asset Share Group. This is not our first article on this . . .

13 quick actions to promote your reuse program

Low time input but big impact I want to maximise your impact with ideas that are easy to produce but have a big impact. These activities are force multipliers for your . . .

International & inter agency learning: US University reuse program case studies

One way to learn is to make mistakes. Another way to learn is to listen to a teacher. Another way to learn is to talk to people who have done it before. By talking to . . .

Vanderbilt University Surplus Property Program

Today we are talking to Matthew Buckley from Vanderbilt University. Matthew  is the University’s Surplus Property Manager. Matthew was so generous with his time and . . .

University of Vermont Surplus Property Program

  In our ongoing series looking at the US Surplus Asset sector  we talk to Corey Berman is the Recycling Program Manager at the University of Vermont.  The motivation . . .

Temple University Surplus Program

Temple University has only recently set up it's surplus program and so we get some new insights in this case study. This is another look at how they do surplus in the . . .

Boost the reuse. A comparative report into surplus asset reuse practices

When Glenn Feagley, the Lion Surplus Manager at Penn State University said: “At Penn State University, the Surplus Department can generate up to $2 to $3 million a year . . .

A departmental reuse case study is an easy win!

When it comes to culture change: One of the most persuasive sources of information that staff need to hear to make that change is word of mouth influence from other . . .

Hiring interns for your reuse program

We've recently produced a report looking at the reuse and surplus asset sector in universities, some of which are based in the USA. One of the common things we . . .

University of Pennsylvania Surplus Property Program

  In our ongoing series looking at the US Surplus Asset sector  we talk to David Mazzocco, Associate Director of Sustainability and Projects, Wharton School, University . . .

Macquarie University Surplus Property Program

We had the pleasure of talking to Sally Northover from Macquarie University and she gave us a great insight into making the logical case for the centralized management . . .

A report into using interns for reuse programs

In the US it is standard practice to engage interns to deliver a meaningful proportion of the surplus assets reuse program- we found that out in a recent study we . . .

Southern Oregon University Surplus Program Case Study

Southern Oregon University Surplus Program Case study We have been looking into the US surplus sector to get an insight into how the US deal with the reuse of their . . .

Pennsylvania State University Surplus Program Case Study

One way to learn is to make mistakes. Another way to learn is to listen to a teacher. Another way to learn is to talk to people who have done it before. By talking to . . .

Colorado State University Surplus Program Case Study

Colorado State University Surplus Program Case study We have been looking into the US surplus sector to get an insight into how the US deal with reusing their surplus . . .

Our tips and tools this October 2017

Each month we scour the web and talk to our friends for tips, tricks and tools to help you tackle different challenges and become better! This month we share some tips . . .

What we love this October 2017

Every month we share a few things that we’ve spotted that inspire, amuse and entertain. This September we came across the photo above and you’ll probably agree that it’s . . .

The Power of a Process Diagram

The article is about getting people on board with your project and maximising time efficiency by presenting your ideas as flow or process diagrams. We talk about a . . .

Increase Your Chances of a Match with the Watch List!

This quick and informative guide is going to show you one of the best tricks for finding a match for your surplus assets on the estate. It’s really important to try and . . .

Look How Far We've Come! - Take Our Template!

It is vital to keep your members up to date with the progress you are making in your reuse project. Keeping up with your users might seem like a tough task, but with all . . .

Changing culture amongst the background noise

Do you want to change culture in an organisation? To do this you need to learn how to communicate effectively with your team members and other staff. That’s what we’re . . .

Benefits of reuse to the healthcare sector

Amazing! Had a lot of good feedback from our staff and we have started saving here at Royal Free Hospital NHS. - Sumal Karunaratne, Royal Free London NHS Foundation . . .

Recognising those who help to deliver your reuse program

The contribution of FM operatives is often overlooked, because most of their hard work happens behind the scenes. We want to give you an easy way to show recognition to . . .

How To Deliver Results

Here at Warp It we’ve put together a great deal of information and articles that support your mission to get exactly what you want within your organisation (and your . . .

Save time with our reuse program templates

One part of your tool kit for culture change should be organisational announcements. In this article you can find links to all of our article templates to use in your . . .

"Always focus on how far you've come, not how far you have to go." —Anonymous

Why recording mini wins is the path to success! Sometimes it feels like we are trying to swim in treacle. It all seems too difficult and it feels like we don't have the . . .

Why do we publish our customer happiness ratings publicly?

Why do we publish our customer happiness ratings publicly? Basically because they are really good!! But we do also publish the bad ones! Welcome, welcome, bring your . . .

Talking Remote Technologies with Smita Shetty, NHS West Lancashire CCG Part One

Warp It are pleased to welcome Smita Shetty from NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss how the organisation is attempting business improvements . . .

Engaging Interns, with Pamela Rodrigues, London Met University

We caught up with London Metropolitan University’s Pamela Rodrigues, a graduate intern working in the sustainability and environmental teams within the university. . . .

What we love Sept 2017

Every month we share a few things that we’ve spotted that inspire, amuse and entertain. This September we've found: A tidy-conscious elephant This amazing CCTV footage . . .

What's been your biggest barriers to implementing your reuse program?

It's September 2017 and each month we want your opinion on various issues.  In return we’ll compile a short report with the findings and share it with you to help you . . .

Our tips and tools this September 2017

Each month we scour the web and our knowledge for tips, tricks and tools to help you tackle different challenges and become better! This month we point you to a great . . .

The Business Case, with Clare Swift, North East Ambulance Service

Warp It are thankful to Clare Swift for giving us a few minutes to share some of her invaluable knowledge and talk about the impact of a really cool project she is a . . .

Just do it! The magic of a pilot…

This blog post is all about getting your own way when someone says: "You can't do that” or "We can't do that." This article is aimed at making change in organisations . . .

All things sustainable with green ninja, Clare Topping of Northampton General Hospital

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Clare Topping, Energy and Sustainability Manager at Northampton General Hospital. Also known as a Green Ninja, Clare’s sheer . . .

How University of Edinburgh maximise the value of their IT assets

This blog post is about how a large organisation is using Warp It to reuse and cascade their IT assets throughout the organisaition , as well as donating externally- to . . .

Rolling Out Reuse With Neil Duncan, NHS Grampian

Warp It are really excited to welcome Neil Duncan, the Waste Management Officer at NHS Grampian in Scotland. Neil has been leading a really great project, and he’s also . . .

Ideas For Success: The Glasgow Asset Share Group

Warp It welcome Selina Woolcott from the University of Glasgow as she talks about the Glasgow Asset Share Group. We opened up the floor to Selina and let her speak . . .

Don't Forget To Congratulate Yourself, Please!

Let’s set the scene. You implement a project and you start seeing the first benefits. The first early adopters start taking part. You start getting those benefits you . . .

Always challenge convention: Reusable paper towels

I went to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference last year in Baltimore. The 4 days I spent there were very . . .

Reuse at King's College London, with Tytus Murphy

We are pleased to be back with another fantastic interview, this time with Tytus Murphy, Sustainability Project Officer at King’s College London. Tytus’ role is part of . . .

We've saved our customers a whopping £10 million!

Warp It has saved its customers £10 million over the past four years! Organisations of all sizes frequently have surplus resources that they no longer need but are still . . .

Interview: Reuse at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control

In this short article we catch up with Jude Hughes the Environment and Energy Manager from the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control  (NIBSC) and . . .

New monthly reports on Warp It. Super useful for maximising reuse.

  You may have noticed the new monthly reports on Warp It. They are a little bit more digestible, a little bit more stylish, but also, we have customised the subject . . .

Best customers ever! Best newsletter ever!

We give away framed prints, framed art and framed inspirational quotes in our newsletter. "Why?" You may ask.   This photo says it all for us! This is Stuart Mortimor . . .

The Warp It Newsletter Promise

Our vision and passion is to make the reuse of surplus assets mainstream in organisations, but we understand that you have a myriad of different interests at work and at . . .

How to redistribute surplus assets when decommissioning a school building

Are you decommissioning a school building and thinking "how do i clear a school?" of surplus assets? Or "How do I redistribute surplus assets?"    Edinburgh City Council . . .

Is Warp It Unique in the surplus asset management world?

Warp It is a unique service in the surplus asset management world. No other service provides the same method to maximise value that we do. This blog post explains why . . .

10 ways to get senior commitment to your sustainability project

Our blog post about getting senior commitment was so popular that we did a video of it! Download the guide / crib sheet by hitting the button below! Picture the scene... . . .

Reuse with Christine McCallum at the University of Queensland

Warp It are pleased to welcome Christine McCallum from the University of Queensland to discuss sustainability and the introduction of the Warp It reuse program. In this . . .

Reuse of Surplus Assets and Furniture in Healthcare, NHS Humberside

    Warp It are pleased to welcome Alex Fowler (Environmental / Sustainability Manager) from the Humber NHS Foundation Trust to talk about his rollout and implementation . . .

"There's nothing to say. Our surplus asset reuse system is automatic. Warp It runs itself."

One of our customers was doing really well on our reuse system. I thought it would be a great idea to do a case study.  I called them up and the conversation went like . . .

When you reach the top you have to share your story. Let us help you...

If you win an award as part of a project you have delivered,  it's your responsibility to make sure that everybody knows about the journey that you've been on. This is . . .

Procurement in the Western Isles of Scotland With Helen Mackenzie

This week we welcome Helen Mackenzie, Head of Procurement and Exchequer Services at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (also known as Western Isles Council) in the Outer Hebrides . . .

How to incentivise reuse of surplus assets furniture and equipment

In this article we talk about how incentives increase participation in your surplus assets or furniture reuse program. We also give you a free communications template to . . .

How To Get a Team to Sign Up, Head and Heart

How to get a team to sign up, head and heart Congratulations, you’ve assembled an awesome team of people from right across your organisation who want to help you deliver . . .

Lab Recycling Scheme Saves $6000 Per 100 Recycling Bins!

In this session we are talking to John Brooker from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) about lab recycling. Many of our members work in labs, so we thought . . .

Talking Procurement With Kirsty Hughes, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

Warp It are delighted to welcome Kirsty Hughes, Head of Operational Procurement at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Kirsty is a keen user of Warp It and we spoke to . . .

Make A Plan To Make It Happen. If You Don't, It Won't!

It's time to talk about making plans, being well prepared and knowing what you want to achieve during the day, week, month or year. Daniel O'Connor, Warp It's founder, . . .

Great Interview Questions That Will Peel Back The Onion Ring Layers...

Warp It's Daniel O'Connor is here to talk about asking the right questions... I received a text from a friend who is Head of Sales at a multinational organisation. He . . .

How to get stuff done in large bureaucratic organisations.

Some might say that a large bureaucratic organisation is one of the hardest environments to get things done in.   We have to agree!  This is a sign posting article where . . .

How To Get Difficult People On Board With Your Project

This blog will provide you with advice on how to get difficult people to buy into your project.  We also talk about why you need to build rapport when rolling out . . .

Barriers To Reuse. Getting Your Priorities Right.

This blog post is about one hurdle you may face in an organisation when it comes to setting up a reuse program for surplus assets, furniture and equipment. Reuse is not . . .

The one thing you can do to ensure success...

We’ve talked about this topic in other blog posts, but we had a meeting recently with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. They have a well developed reuse system . . .

Procurement Should Lead On Reuse. But Why?

Good question! Thanks to a very fruitful business meeting recently, we have come up with three reasons why procurement should lead on the reuse of surplus assets. This . . .

Why It's Important To Define Success At The Start

What does success look like to you? Think, picture it, and visualise it, go on, take a few seconds... This blog post is about defining what success looks like before you . . .

Warp It's Efficient Charity Furniture and Equipment Donation Guide

This guide covers how to maximise the redistribution of surplus assets to the charity & not-for-profit sector. The article is aimed at procurement, facilities, estates, . . .

All you need to know about getting started on Warp It....

Here we go! Today we are going to show you how to use the Warp It Reuse system by breaking it down into a series of 4 main steps. It is very very very easy to get . . .

The Power and Importance of Taking Breaks

If you read our blog regularly, you’ll probably have thought, 'why the heck would a reuse programme/ portal be writing about productivity and ways of working?' The . . .

Online reuse set to save UK universities £1 million in 2017

Universities have already saved £3 million by sharing resources such as furniture and other equipment through the Warp It online scheme. Now, we have announced we have . . .

Warp It's Reuse Program Cheat Sheet - Signpost

This is a reuse cheat sheet, designed to help you decide on the best actions to take to get support to start or improve a reuse system in your organisation. We have put . . .

Innovative Thinking To Solve A Waste Stream Dilemma

Yes, organisations can even upcycle. Within organisation we are often to stuck in our ways to come up with innovative and new uses for our waste streams. In this article . . .

You Can't Run 100 Miles If You Don't Think You Can Run 100 Miles!

We have talked in the past about how overwhelming projects can be at work - and we always offer solutions. This blog post is about breaking down projects into manageable . . .

How you can use a staff spotlight article to boost participation in your project.

This blog post is about making cultural change in large organisations. We discuss one particular technique which is used all over the world, but which is seldom followed . . .

You Can't Score Without A Goal!

You are more likey to succeed and work effectively if you set a goal. Just by setting your goal, writing it down, weird things happen that come into play and make you . . .

How to Eat an Elephant: Implementing Your Project

When a new project or initiative is proposed, the thought of what needs to be done can be overwhelming and even paralysing. This blog post is all about how to take . . .

How to set up in house IT Refurbishment and repair: Jake Lester, Colorado State University

When an old computer breaks, it seems an almost natural response to follow the standard waste disposal policy and think ‘ah, it’s outdated, I might as well send it to . . .

Using Bees to Engage on Sustainability with John Bailey, University of London

In this interview we talk to John Bailey, Head of Sustainability at the University of London about a project which has caused a buzz across the campus. John talks about . . .

The Persuasive Power of a Picture

Persuasion and the power of a picture If you're trying to change an issue and organisation, perhaps a change in culture, practice, or policy, you should get together the . . .

The Ultimate Guide to Being Persistent

  Change doesn't happen overnight in large organisations. Change doesn't happen by accident. You need strategy, you need planning and you need a great team to make . . .

Reducing procurement demand through reuse- and a success story!

In this blog post we explain exactly how reuse, and the development of a reuse programme, can reduce procurement demand in the procurement department. This in turn gives . . .

How to set up a reuse system: with Mike Howroyd of Leeds University

Are you thinking "How do I set up a reuse system"? Or "How do I set up a reuse system for free"? In this session we talk to Mike Howroyd from the University of Leeds . . .

When the Honeymoon is Over...

Any development of quality is going to take time. You are delivering projects that are making a difference. There's no significant change or value delivered overnight, . . .

Barriers are frustrating but make you better at what you do...

Understanding the value of barriers With any new development, project, initiative, or service, there are always going to be barriers to progress. It's how you deal with . . .

Emails Are Helping Your Organisation To Reuse...but it can be better.

Want to know why emails are holding your organisation back from effective reuse? It's natural for staff to use email rings to try and reuse furniture, because at first . . .

Six amazing accidental benefits of reusing surplus assets in large organisations

Welcome to this latest blog post, where we take a look at the bizarre or unexpected things that can drive reuse or surpls assets furniture and equipment in an . . .

10 ways to get senior commitment to your project

Picture the scene... There are ten people in a boardroom. Only two of them support your ideas for X Y or Z. You are questioning whether you have done everything you . . .

Part Two: Mentality & Innovation, with David Mazzocco

We welcome back David Mazzocco from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. David is a sustainability expert and in part one he talked to us about the . . .

Reuse at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

We are very lucky in that we get to talk to loads of change makers as we go about our daily business. In this 2 part blog article, we discuss the challenges of . . .

You can’t do everything yourself!

Do you get to the end of the week, feeling like you have worked really hard and your to do list is the same as it was on Monday? (Or even the Monday before? as in my . . .

Reuse at NHS Highland, Scotland.

Warp It welcomes Ruth Innes from NHS Highland for an interview talking about communications, building interest, winning the support of departments, and trees… Ruth Innes . . .

Spring Clean

Spring is upon us! Open up the windows, let the cool breeze in and feel the sun on your skin. It’s nice, right? Do you know what else is nice? Having a working space and . . .

Why being the face of X is a great time investment

Warp It’s founder, Daniel O’Connor, used to be the Waste Manager at Newcastle University. Back in 2008, they were rolling out their first comprehensive recycling scheme. . . .

How to Create a Buzz Around Your Project With Incremental Rollouts

  Intro This article is going to give you some invaluable tips for rolling out projects across large organisations.  We are going to talk about how to effectively . . .

Your communications team are brilliant at what they do. They can help you.

Work smart not hard! You are good at what you do. Your Communications Department are good at what they do.  To help you as much as we possible can, in the article below . . .

You Do Not Need Storage To Reuse Surplus Assets: The Power of the Wishlist

But we have no storage we cannot reuse! Welcome! In this blog post we’re going to look at how you can use a thing called "the wishlist" to run your reuse program without . . .

Drive Reuse By Tweaking Your Waste Disposal Policy

I am going to start with a shocking image! This occurs in every large estate and it is all down to getting the timing of wants and needs wrong! Have you seen this occur . . .

15 Ways the Procurement Department Can Stimulate Reuse

  This article has been written for procurement managers who want to show leadership from the procurement department.  It is also aimed at those who are leading on reuse . . .

8 Benefits of Writing an Organisational Reuse Policy

Policy development should be the first step in any culture change program. In this article we give you the reasons why developing policy first will: Save you time . . .

Boost staff productivity with a Declutter Campaign

  Daniel’s Guide to a Declutter Campaign. My name's Daniel. I'm from Warp It. This is a very quick presentation about how to deliver a Declutter Campaign within . . .

How to use posters to really engage (using a reuse campaign as an example)

  This is a very useful guide to running a poster competition within your organisation. We are using a reuse campaign as an example but this following technique could be . . .

How refurbishing 300 bins has saved 1 NHS organisation £18K. 

The “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra has been ingrained into us since school but how many actually follow it in our our everyday thinking and actions. Some use their own . . .

How to deliver a Stationery Amnesty in your organisation

Welcome to Warp It’s really quick and easy guide on how to deliver a Stationery Amnesty in your organisation. Stationery amnesties are awesome for a few reasons Easy to . . .

1o tips for validating an idea

You have got an idea to improve a process at work or something that is going to change the world. Before you waste any more time obsessing about it- find out if it is a . . .

Improving processes at work using furniture reuse as an example

Defining a process problem in the work place I'm not an expert in disruption. I'm not an expert in innovation. I'm an expert in defining a problem, and delivering a . . .

How to stop getting distracted and start your reuse programme!

This quick tutorial is about avoiding distractions at work so you can get stuff done!! We give you take home tips to implement straight away as well as a "not to do" . . .

Solving problems in procurement, waste management or facilities management.

Innovation in waste management, sustainability, procurement or facilities management can sometimes be slow. Follow this guide to learn how to identify issues and . . .

How to Land a Job & Thrive in Sustainability – an Alternative Route

Warp It's Daniel O'Connor met Vinci PLC's Richard Smith at RWM. After the first minute of chatting, Daniel knew he was going to hear some knowledge bombs, so he pulled . . .

Why Should I Attend the AASHE Conference - an opinion from a UK attendee.

I attended the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in North America for the first time. It was the best conference I have ever attended. . . .

£1.9 Million in furniture reuse donation to charity!

I’m really proud and excited that our customers have transferred a whopping £1.9million worth of furniture and equipment into charities up and down the land.  Yes they . . .

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