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Reuse, recycle, repurpose

Reuse, recycle, repurpose

In the past 12 months, we've invested in our workplaces, improving and upgrading working environments for our people in admin sites across the Society. Out with the old and in with the new. But where does the ‘old’ go?

For the last 10 years our supplier ‘Wagstaff Interiors’ have been working with the Wiltshire-based charity ‘Waste to Wonder’. It’s their partnership that has helped us to clear our workplaces both efficiently and ethically. Supporting projects across the globe, Waste to Wonder has repurposed thousands of tonnes of equipment. By diverting it from landfill, they’ve equipped almost 700 schools in 18 countries with office equipment and refurbished IT – and we’ve helped be a part of it.

Members of the Branch & Workplace Transformation team recently visited Romania with Waste to Wonder, taking a 40 foot container that we filled with chairs, desks, digital lockers, pedestals, printers, monitors, photocopiers and fridges, and used it to help build a new school in one of the poorest areas in Europe. Watch the video to see how it works!