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Sustainability Hub: UniGreenScheme

About
Aim
Needs

About

Surplus and outdated research equipment is continously accumulating in the hundreds of laboratories, workshops and other facilities across the University of Warwick Campus. Historically, this equipment has entered the disposal stream, even if the equipment could have been re-used.

To prevent waste, the university is now diverting surplus equipment away from disposal into re-use through UniGreenScheme's resale service. This generates revenue from equipment sales, prevents waste and gives equipment a second life.

Aim

UniGreenScheme can sell a huge range of equipment ranging from small benchtop lab items, to large instrumentation, engineering equipment and a diverse range of miscellaneous equipment. The service has even sold a forklift truck, a quadbike and an aeroplane fuselage for other universities. So there is an enormous potential across the campus and not just confined to certain departments.

Needs

Raising awareness particularly with the facilities: Getting in front of technicians, technical managers etc.

We need support from the facilities across the University - to raise awareness for the service and actively divert unwanted equipment away from disposal. We need help from students and staff alike, to be our waste-prevention champions: To question what is currently going into waste skips and to help educate the alternative opportunities.

Note: Please ensure you are aware of the University 'Sale or Disposal' information to ensure items are passed along in line with Health and Safety.