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The pandemic has shown us there is a real possibility that companies are considering reducing the number of active seating positions to account for new ways of working and to ensure that social distancing can be maintained.
This raises a challenge to minimise the impact of an abundance of newly redundant office furniture. But with every challenge comes an opportunity, and we believe that opportunity is redistributing your redundant office furniture and equipment to charitable causes. Watch our video to find out more.
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An organisation as closely involved with furniture as Wagstaff was always going to be a natural partnership for Waste To Wonder. With a goal of 100% reuse and 0% waste, it’s their environmentally- minded ethos that really goes hand-in-hand with what we do at Waste to Wonder.
Waste to Wonder, an ethical office clearance provider, has now hit the halfway mark of their impressive goal to donate £2.5 million worth of furniture to schools and charities around the world in 2021.
Hunger, heart and harmony – Insight’s core principles that make the perfect match for Waste to Wonder
Waste to Wonder has been working with Insight since 2019, when it was first commissioned to ethically clear its offices in Sweden. Find out about our partnership.
‘The show must go on’ is a saying that’s particularly true in the charity sector. When an office move coincided with the pandemic for the Genesis Trust in Bath, Waste to Wonder stepped in to find and donate the furniture they needed to continue their essential work...
If you own or manage an office space, you’ve probably spent much of the past year wondering what to do with it. With none of us knowing if we’ll return to conventional working life, thousands of offices across the UK are sitting empty, waiting expectantly for a mass...
Waste to Wonder, an ethical office clearance provider, has achieved an impressive milestone of sending twenty-four School in a Box (SIB) containers to global charities so far in 2021. The contents of these containers equate to a fair market value £600,000 worth of...
In partnership with leading Facilities Management company Sodexo, Waste to Wonder has received the award for Best Waste Prevention (non-food) Project at the 2020 Waste2Zero awards.
Sometimes, a chance encounter leads to something more. That’s what happened with Waste to Wonder and the Global Orphan Empowerment Academy, founded by Marie Gillen. It all started when her husband met our Operations Director Vince Smith by chance in a barbershop. The...
In 2020, Waste to Wonder donated 47 School-in-a-Box containers’ worth of quality furniture to schools around the world. Given these ‘boxes’ are 40-foot shipping containers, that’s a lot of furniture! This year, we aim to make that number 100, and our friends and...
Turning ‘Waste’ into a Valuable Brand Asset – with Guest Contributor Johno Harris, CEO of Aspen Waite South
By Alan Cooper, Founder of Waste to Wonder The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) relocated from Canary Wharf to their new HQ in Stratford, London. Through Waste to Wonder, they saved £28,479 in recycling charges, and were able to redistribute £563,170 fair market...
In the first of our ‘Challenging the Perception of Waste’ series, Alan Cooper – founder of Waste to Wonder – looks at how businesses’ view redundant furniture which often is sadly deemed as waste… True sustainability is a complex animal. When McDonald’s...
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010 claimed the lives of over 200,000 citizens. It also led to wide-scale destruction, with architectural collapses as well as localised tsunamis. In response to the natural disaster, World ORT began...
Projects & Case Studies
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010 claimed the lives of over 200,000 citizens. It also led to wide-scale destruction, with architectural collapses as well as localised tsunamis. In response to the natural disaster, World ORT began an initiative to create a five-year programme to train 3,000 building labourers in earthquake-resistant construction techniques, and Waste to Wonder was proud to be part of that process.
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.
The Challenge Working on behalf of our partner Sodexo, this project tasked us with a clearance of over 6,000 items from two of their blue chip clients simultaneously. This involved clearing items from offices in the Strand and The Bank, ensuring a joined up process...
The Challenge By far the biggest challenge of this 8,000 item office clearance for The Financial Conduct Authority was clearing items from 17 floors at their previous flagship office in the busy and bustling Canary Wharf district. The physical toll of this job was...
The Challenge This clearance took place in 2019 and we were tasked with the ethical clearance of 5,000 seating positions over four separate sites our partner CBRE Group. They commisioned this particular project on behalf of their client, IBM. CBRE are commited to...
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