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From Waste to Social Value

Steve Sliney
Steve Sliney | 11 months ago | in Reusing Materials

Charities, schools, NHS trusts and other not for profit organisations are feeling the pinch as their funding tightens. Often these good causes are spending money on kit that construction projects are putting into skips on site.

All projects have an element of reusable kit on site, whether it be the strip out of furniture, fixtures and fittings from an office block to pallets, excess materials and shuttering on a project that’s still in the ground. Donating this kit to good causes that need it is a win, win, win: it’s great for the environment, it’s great for connecting with the community and it’s great for business (this page isn’t long enough to cover the business benefits, but suffice to say being seen as the good guys helps attract and retain staff, differentiates your proposal and helps get your project’s neighbours on side!!!).

Collecteco works with businesses to donate reusable materials, furniture and equipment to good causes. We hold “wishlists” from good causes across the UK that allow us to quickly and efficiently match-up supply of kit from clients with demand from good causes.

At present we are only scratching the service with regards to the potential supply of reusable kit from sites and demand for good causes significantly outstrips supply from clients’ sites.

We are seeking to work with more of our fellow UKGBC members to explore what they are already doing and how we can get more reusable kit to the good causes that desperately need it.



Portal Bot 11 months ago

Status label added: Market ready