The Warp It community is making great strides towards net zero carbon with reuse firmly at the heart of activities.
The purpose behind Warp It is to help organisations reuse office furniture, stationery, and even medical equipment and the community has achieved undeniable and far-reaching reductions in carbon by reusing and redistributing furniture, equipment, stationery, and many other items. You can read about some of the remarkable achievements made by our reuse heroes here.
Net zero is a big challenge but, whether you’re starting or continuing your journey, the right mindset and information will make success likely. As coach and philanthropist, Tony Robbins quipped:
"The path to success is to take massive, determined action."
Here we share some tips and tools to help you on your net zero path.
By reusing unwanted furniture, equipment, and other items it diverts them from ending up in landfill while eliminating the associated costs with waste disposal such as paying clearance firms and skip hire. Here we explain how Warp It calculates the waste disposal financial value of the items it saves from going to landfill.
Get staff thinking about net zero
Christmas is the perfect opportunity to increase the reuse in your organisation. It’s the time of year to declutter the office ready for the New Year and this Warp It Christmas campaign includes everything you need to deliver it in an effective and exciting way.
It’ll help you cut through the other Christmas noise and get your staff onboard the reuse journey while thoroughly getting into the festive spirit. You'll also see how to work smarter instead of harder, get an idea of timescales, and how to get your stakeholders organised to help you.
You can also get ideas on running a declutter campaign here.
Explore the circular economy
We’re previously reported on the circular economy and why we must transform all the elements of the take-make-waste system, and shared ways to break the linear economy and the role you can play in accelerating the necessary shift to net zero. There are also plenty of examples of some of the brilliant work, from big brands to start-ups, taking place around the globe that is nudging us towards circularity right here, and you discover more about fitting repair and refurbishment into your circular economy strategy.
Get Warp It
This is the best advice we can share. If you’re not already reusing in your organisation read this simplest guide EVER to getting set up on Warp It. It includes resources and guides to help you get set up and embed the system, and help you list things so that you can start making claims quickly. If you are keen to provide a reuse tool as soon as possible this is your starting point.
Refresh your knowledge on reuse and its benefits
Reuse is defined as ‘to use something again’ and lengthens the life of an item by passing goods onto others to use again. This blog explains how reuse can help you to reduce your impact on the environment, save money and energy, avoid landfill, save time, improve overall sustainability at your organisation, and increase your social impact.
Don’t bin your uniforms!
An estimated £140 million worth of clothing is sent to UK landfill every year, while around 300,000 tonnes of used clothes are burned or buried in landfill each year. Old and unwanted clothes can and should be recycled, repurposed, upcycled, or reused by others. Throwing anything in the general waste must always be a last resort.
This approach is also true for uniforms and corporate wear, including footwear, workwear, protective wear, and casual wear – for any organisation. By setting up a project focusing on swapping and reusing uniforms, as part of the reuse Warp It redistribution system, you will save your organisation money, reduce disposal costs, cut carbon emissions, and prevent sending waste to landfill.
Check out these anecdotes and apply them to your reuse work
These anecdotes from the Warp It community are useful, inspirational and can be applied to any reuse project. They include how reuse can avoid the long process of Purchase Orders; simplifies delivery; improves internal communication and collaboration; realises the benefits of high volume, low value assets; and, surprisingly, how reuse can become a major sustainability habit. There are more endorsements from the Warp It community here.