The Trust (UHP) joined Warp It in November 2023 as part of their continuing efforts to reduce carbon emissions and embed sustainability throughout the organisation.
UHP will use the Warp It system to reuse and redistribute furniture, electrical equipment, office consumables such as stationery, and general supplies. Instead of buying new, Trust departments can now reuse unwanted items which saves money and carbon emissions.
Sophie Underdown, Sustainability Programme Support Manager, works on the initiative. She said:
“The Trust continues to undergo many changes and moves, which has resulted in various departments being in the position of having too much or not enough furniture. We think fitting out workspaces with second hand gems will be a perfect way to save precious pennies while supporting our mission to drive down emissions and waste.”
The practise of reusing is integral to supporting the NHS to meet its ambitious net zero goal and accelerate the use of a sustainable, resource-efficient and circular economy.
Above: UHP will use the Warp It system to reuse and redistribute a range of resources.
Benefits include lower emissions, reduced waste, less expenditure and fewer landfill contributions.
Reuse is an efficient way to save money and helps NHS funds to be re-directed towards the well-being of patients and staff. Warp It also makes it easy to engage with NHS staff in a meaningful way as they embark on their net zero journey.
“We’re excited to be embedding reuse here at Plymouth Trust; so far Warp it is proving to be simple to use and interest is already gathering pace.
“We’re aiming to reuse as much as is practically possible to cut down waste and carbon emissions in line with our Green Plan.
“By facilitating and tracking the internal redistribution of surplus assets, we will better understand the social, environmental and, crucially, the financial benefits of reuse.”