WARPit (Waste Action Reuse Portal) Brief
WARPit is an easy to use online portal which provides a platform for organisations to redistribute (give, loan) resources legally and conveniently within the organisation and beyond, within other organisations.
• Makes it easy for staff to find others in their organisation (and the rest of the network) with “stuff” spare- reducing procurement spend.
• Makes it easy for staff who are disposing of “stuff” to find new owners- saving on waste disposal.
The tool demonstrates significant savings on purchasing and waste disposal costs, as well as avoiding landfill and carbon emissions.
WARPit is saving organisations £10,000s. University of Brighton saved £20K in first 2 months. Dundee City Council saved £10K in first 3 weeks. St Andrew’s University saved £1k in the first day! Sunderland City Council saved £250K in 20 months.
WARPit works with furniture, equipment or any resource, including fixtures and fittings, electrical, books , stationery , lab equipment, technical equipment etc etc.
WARPit sets up a market place where staff can give away or loan/rent out their surplus or underused assets to other staff in a secure controlled online environment.
The WARPit reciprocal sharing network
To get maximum resource efficiency organisations should transfer resources within the organisation. Sometimes deadlines are tight and new owners cannot be found within the same organisation.
WARPit also sets up the technical and legal framework to allow organisations to link up and reciprocally share their surplus resources locally and regionally with other organisations.
This creates a whole region/city/town level resource sharing organisational network improving the sustainability of all organisations in the network.
Benefits to the organisation
Record and track assets across the organisation
Convenient marketplace for staff
Storage stock flow facility
Loan out underused resources with idling capacity
Open up internal network to partners prioritising internal staff
Download management reports for procurement and environmental savings
Use system to manage whole building clearances
Deals with waste legislation and liability
Control which staff get access
Integrates with existing portering or task management software
1) The contributor avoids waste disposal costs
2) The claimant avoids the cost of purchasing new resources.
3) Administration time for purchasing/ disposal reduced.
4) Better space use- good way to declutter
5) Generate revenue by renting underused assets to others
1) Waste is diverted from landfill
2) Carbon emissions associated with purchasing (manufacturing and transport) new goods are reduced.
3) Manages recycling and refurbishment of resources that are not reusable
1) Organisations collaborate easily
2) Charities and community groups save money to focus on charitable pursuits
3) Improves civic leadership of client organisation
Case studies and awards
UCL using WARPit; http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/staff/sta…slabsaward
WRAP independent case study; http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/fm-c…st-savings
Independent Zero Waste Scotland Case study with St Andrew’s University; https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By…sp=sharing
Who is using WARPit?
Swansea Uni, University of West England, Bath Spa Uni, Exeter Uni, Bournemouth Uni, Loughborough Uni, Southampton Uni, Brighton Uni, Sussex Uni, City Uni, Uni of London, Uni of East London, Birkbeck Uni, School of Education, School of Tropical medicine, St Georges Uni, Institute of Cancer Research, Aston Uni, Coventry Uni, Hull Uni, Newcastle Uni, Durham Uni, Sunderland Uni, Dundee Uni, St Andrews Uni, Lancaster Uni, University of East Anglia, Imperial Uni, Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, Northumberland Council, Sunderland Council, East and West Dorset Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Poole Council, Brighton and Hove Council, Bristol College, Wigan College, Hammersmith Hospital, Sunderland Hospital, Tayside Hospital, Perth & Kinross Council, Dundee City Council, Carmarthenshire County Council, Bridgend County Borough Council, Bristol College, Wigan and Leigh College, College of West Anglia, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) , Stirling University, Edinburgh University, Glasgow University, Avon & Somerset Police, Cranfield University.....