The Mace Sustainability team responded to a challenge faced on site. At all stages of projects, materials and equipment, which were not at the end of their life, were being disposed of. To meet this challenge, Mace set up the Swap-Shop SharePoint Site. This was a site moderated by the sustainability team but broadcast across the whole business.
Every Mace project was set up with a “Swap-Shop Champion” who then followed and monitored this page. Site teams can post up “Items Wanted/Items Offered” posts which are then seen by the whole business.
Examples of what is advertised range from interactive smart boards, to demolition materials, to office furniture etc. Sites do not have to pay for any items received from Swap-Shop; all that is required is the organisation of transport of, for example, office furniture from the donor site to the recipient site. Since its implementation, it has been a resounding success with thousands of tons of materials saved from disposal.
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