Equipment reuse saves Scottish NHS £300,000 a year
The Scottish NHS estate has signed a contract to reuse furniture and equipment that is estimated to save it at least £300,000 in the first year.
The contract was awarded to Warp It, a reuse website, which works in a similar way to trading sites such as ebay.
Participants list unwanted items which can then be claimed by others. They are first advertised to internal staff, with anything unclaimed after a certain period of time offered to preferred partners on the system such as local authorities, schools and charities.