UCL donates £0.25m of surplus furniture and equipment to good causes

UCL has embarked on an extensive building and refurbishment programme - Transforming UCL - creating sustainable spaces that meet UCL's world-class aspirations and commitment to excellence and innovation.

“UCL have long been committed to reusing as much as we can, both internally and externally. We’ve used other reuse portals, however working with Reyooz over the last 18 months has enabled us to make a step change in not only how much we reuse but also what we reuse”.

Gary Stratmann, UCL Estates

75,215kg

saved from landfill and incineration

Based on FRN average weights

128,840kg

Embodied carbon saving

Based on WRAP Carbon Methodology and supporting data from ICE and FIRA

£252,550

Value of goods donated to good causes

Based on similar products available on Amazon, Ebay and Gumtree

The benefits of Reyooz

Reyooz has empowered UCL to cost-effectively redistribute over £252,000 of valuable office furniture, business equipment and materials it no longer needs to grassroots organisations and small businesses that normally find it impossible to create a relationship with large institutions like UCL.

“UCL cares about what we do with excess resources and how we do it, Reyooz helps us deliver on that. Seeing our surplus furniture become a library for patients suffering from dementia at The Anchor Trust was really powerful”.

Make Reyooz your default waste strategy

Getting started with Reyooz is free, our clients only pay for results.

We’ll come to you, list your items and give you a quote up-front for clearance. It’s up to you whether you want to give us a try.

About Reyooz

Reyooz helps businesses create social, environmental and economic value through the maximum reuse of resources.

We work together with estates, facilities and waste management teams to quickly catalogue surplus goods, using photo recognition and data mining in real time. Our marketplace quickly finds new homes for surplus goods and our fulfilment teams are deployed to clear goods and deliver.
Reyooz was founded on the principle that anything can be reused, it just takes creativity built on a foundation of clever technology. Our mission is to make waste history and that’s what we endeavour to do at every opportunity. A zero-waste solution to the problem of waste.

More case studies

We've reused everything from furniture to medical equipment, building materials to an entire dental surgery. Saving UCL up to 20% on waste disposal.

  • 75,309kg
    Diverted from waste
  • 128,098kg
    Carbon saving
  • £251,125
    Donated to good causes
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Reyooz powers the sustainability agenda at Broadgate, the largest estate in Central London. From plant machinery to sports equipment and furniture. Saving Broadgate almost 50% on waste disposal.

  • 7,235kg
    Diverted from waste
  • 9,834kg
    Carbon saving
  • £29,608
    Donated to good causes
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Reyooz works for small businesses too, Onfido are growing fast and had to move goods quickly. Reyooz redistributed their stuff within the week saving over 30% on waste costs.

  • 980kg
    Diverted from waste
  • 1,280kg
    Carbon saving
  • £4,012
    Donated to good causes
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Choosing to remain anonymous, our investment bank client reused an entire office building. Hundreds of large recycling bins given to schools and tonnes of furniture redistributed to local charities and small businesses.

  • 70,300kg
    Diverted from waste
  • 60,609kg
    Carbon saving
  • £396,000
    Donated to good causes
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Now we're cooking. Together with Google we've fitted out a couple of social enterprise cafe's and several charitable kitchens with spare stuff from the Google kitchens.

  • 730kg
    Diverted from waste
  • 1,573kg
    Carbon saving
  • £5,700
    Donated to good causes
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Bywaters

We've been partners with the mighty Bywaters since day one. Together we've introduced their clients to reuse and Reyooz going from strength to strength, on average saving 20% on disposal costs.

  • 161,000kg
    Diverted from waste
  • 213,884kg
    Carbon saving
  • £514,274
    Donated to good causes
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