Summer Re-use challenge 2018

In August, the popular re-use challenge returned! In August 2017 we avoided disposing of 219kg of stuff by re-using it, which saved staff over £1,500 because they sourced items for free rather than having to buy it all new.  But this August we wanted to achieve 250kg of items re-used in just two weeks! Why did we do this? Because re-use is the right thing to do - it has lots of environmental and financial benefits. The University recognises this and has a target to improve re-use by 10% by 2021. Not only was there yummy chocolate or "sugar free" desk tidies as a thank you for those who took part, there were also 7 Warp-it SuperUser awards (Sustain-it cups or bike lights) for staff who were the most active on Warp-it over the duration of the challenge. We are pleased to report that the challenge was complete - staff re-used far more than the 250kg target. In fact, just under three...
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The Egg-cellent April Re-Use Challenge!

You did it! The April Re-use challenge target has been achieved. We set staff a target to re-use 700kg of items by the end of April. It was a big challenge, and yummy Cadbury's Creme eggs (or sugar-free desk tidies) were offered to people who helped out. A big thank-you to everyone who took part - you did it! The target has been achieved and you re-used a whopping 740kg of items through the University's Warp-it portal. That's nearly three quarters of a tonne, and it has saved staff an estimated £4,488 by avoiding buying new. Why did we do this? Because re-use is the right thing to do - it has lots of environmental and financial benefits (find out more here). The University recognises this and has a target to improve re-use by 10% by 2021. In April 2017 we avoided disposing of 649kg of stuff by re-using it, which saved staff...
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