Answers to popular questions about the
What items can be reused through
Mostly reusable furniture, electrical
equipment, fixtures and fittings, office consumables (such as
stationery and ink jet cartridges), lab equipment, supplies and
medical equipment. However, there is little limit to what items can
be advertised for reuse.
Can staff use the system to trade their
No. This system is for reusing UWE owned
items only. In addition, items advertised are for UWE activities
only. Items are strictly not to be taken for private use.
What happens if unwanted resources are not
UWE Facilities has a small storage area where unclaimed items
can be moved. In the event that items are of sufficient value, it
would be preferable to store them until internal homes can be found
for them. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange this.
Otherwise, after a specified time, items will be offered to
reciprocating local partners (ie charities, community groups and
other public sector organisations) using WARPit clubs, so
that local partners can share unwanted resources.
Who is responsible for arranging the
transfer and transport of items?
The collection of items is to be arranged
between the contributor and the requesting party. It is the
requesting party’s responsibility to arrange collection of the
item/equipment. If the item is too large to collect personally,
delivery can be arranged using the CSO
Service by e-mailing
Who is responsible for ensuring that the
items that are transferred are usable, safe and appropriate?
To comply with waste legislation and
liability issues, the guidelines must be followed. It is the
responsibility of the contributing party to ensure that items are
described correctly and the guidelines followed. It is the
requesting party’s responsibility to ensure that the item/equipment
is safe and appropriate before using. All users must agree with the
terms and conditions on registration, and before each transaction
What happens if the item that is
transferred is then unwanted by the receiving party?
It is the receiver’s responsibility to
re-advertise the item.
What happens if I have an item which is
broken, soiled or has missing parts?
If you have an item that is broken or
missing parts it should not be put onto WARPit. Instead, you should
send a request to email@example.com
to have the item removed as waste. If there are several large
items for disposal, please contact UWE Facilities on 222 to request
How do you work out the financial savings
Each item is given an average replacement
value using public sector contract prices. Each item is also given
waste disposal financial value. These figures are updated
How do you work out the reuse/recycling
Using established references and methods,
each item is given an average weight. Every transaction / item that
is reused is added to the running reuse total which is measured in
How do you work out the carbon emissions
savings of items transferred?
Every item transferred on the system saves
on carbon emissions because a new item does not have to be
purchased, and items are not being disposed to methane generating
landfill sites. Using established references and methods, each item
is assigned a carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) value (KG) for
avoided greenhouse gas emissions.
Is WARPit secure?
Access to the WARPit system is password
protected. Staff from within UWE can register and must be approved
by the administrator before being able to use the site.
Individuals who do not work within UWE (such as representatives
from charities, schools and SMEs) will only be
given access if they are authorised by the UWE WARPit
Administrator. At that point, they become part of the UWE WARPit
club. Members of UWE’s WARPit club can view UWE’s items three days
prior to the deadline on each advertised item.
Where can I get help and advice
Please e-mail Paul
Roberts (UWE WARPit Administrator) if you have
any questions about WARPit or require any further instructions on
using the system. Please type 'WARPit help' in the subject
field of the e-mail.
You can also use the orange feedback
tab on the right hand side of the WARPit portal to suggest
improvements to the WARPit system. This feedback goes directly to
the system developers.