How Challenge150 Works
Proudly launched on Charitable Radio in December 2021, we’re inviting businesses with office clearance project needs to join Challenge150 in 2022. We’re also inviting charities and schools who have a need for equipment to contact us.
MANAGED ETHICAL CLEARANCE
We ethically manage the removal of redundant office furniture and equipment from businesses, placing all reusable items into our redistribution pool.
school in a box
We match items with recipient schools and charities around the world through our ‘School in a Box’ programme. Items are then sent to live a second life supporting young people from disadvantaged communities.
sharing the story
We share the impact each donation to Challenge150 will make to the young lives it impacts and continue to encourage businesses to handle their unwanted furniture in a corporate social responsible manner.
What is School in a Box?
School in a Box (SIB) is the international programme Waste to Wonder embarked upon in 2003. Since it began, we’ve sent hundreds of 40 foot containers filled with used office furniture and equipment donated on behalf of our customers, from their ethical clearance projects.
Every item donated through the Waste to Wonder process is sent to our redistribution pool. We match them to schools and charities in need around the world and have achieved staggering results. In total, we’re proud that over 1,000 schools in 23 countries have been supported so far.
Watch our video for the impact of 2021’s Challenge100 campaign.
WATCH OUR CHALLENGE100 CAMPAIGN IN 2021
47 SIB Donations
We were able to send 47 School in a Box containers filled with reusable furniture.
£1.25 million FMV
We achieved a Waste to Wonder record fair market value of goods redistributed during 2020.
100 SIB Donations
We successfuly doubled the results of 2021 and sent 100 School in a Box containers.
£2.5 million FMV
We doubled the fair market value of goods redistributed on 2020, making a substantial difference to disadvantaged young people.
150 SIB Donations
We aim to increase our efforts by 50% and deliver 150 School in a Box containers.
£3.9 million FMV
If Challenge150 is completed, we will set a new record and successfully redistribute more than 2020 & 2021 combined.
VIEW OUR WORK IN ACTION
AXA are one of the oldest insurance companies in the world and have been supporting families for other 300 years. Coincidently, Waste to Wonder were recently tasked with the ethical clearance of 300 seating positions from their offices in Stockton.
For over 100 years, D&G have been the trusted provider of aftercare for millions of domestic appliances. We were thrilled when our partner, CBRE tasked us with the ethical clearance of their Wimbledon site.
In this project, Waste to Wonder was able to deliver a dual site clearance of over 6,000 items. We achieved 100% reuse, saving considerable disposal and environmental costs, which has created a wonderful CSR legacy for CBRE and IBM.
Sustainability in Business has Never Been So Important
A Letter from Head Office
Following the tremendous success of Challenge100, I’m delighted to be launching Challenge150 for 2022. In a year of a global energy crisis and rampaging extreme weather, challenging the perception of waste within the business world has never been more important.
As businesses have come to terms with the change in workplace environments due to the pandemic, there are vast amounts of office furniture that faces the prospect of no longer being required. This holds the potential for a lot of ‘waste’.
The ‘circular economy’ is a term few of us had heard of 5 years ago. Now, as a business owner, it’s much more likely to be on your radar. For decades, waste management has been linear. In other words: things are made, things are used, things get discarded.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Or rather, it shouldn’t be this way. That’s why circular waste management recognizes that there is no “away” and why we created the School in a Box initiative for this exact reason.
If you decide to donate your redundant furniture and equipment to Challenge150, we will carefully sort the items in our redistribution pool, package them into 40-foot containers, and match them with schools, charities, and training centres, who are in desperate need of the equipment, around the world.
People in developing countries enjoy your freely donated unwanted furniture in newly furnished classrooms, community centres, training centres, hospitals, orphanages and more. The generational impact on these communities is substantial.
So if you have a clearance need, we invite your to help us make a difference and leave a legacy for years to come.
Michael Amos, Director of Waste to Wonder
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