Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst: First science park in the UK to adopt Warp It equipment reuse scheme
- Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst is leading the way by introducing the Warp It recycling scheme
- The online reuse platform will enable occupier companies to donate and receive lab and office equipment, supplies and furniture
- This will reduce costs and carbon footprints for occupiers
Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC) is the first science park in the UK to sign up to the Warp It reuse platform. The platform enables companies to donate or receive surplus lab and office equipment, supplies and furniture.
Dr Sally Ann Forsyth OBE, CEO at SBC, said, “Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst is home to over 40 companies, many of which are biotech start-ups. By using the Warp It community to recycle equipment and supplies, we can help them to make the most of their lab budgets and save valuable resources from going to landfill. We are delighted to be the first science park in the UK to offer this resource to our occupiers.”
Daniel O’Connor from Warp It said, “By using the Warp It platform, SBC and its occupier companies will be able to free up space by giving away un-needed equipment to other occupiers and organisations in their local community. This will reduce waste and carbon footprints. It also means they can reduce their costs and help labs be more sustainable. Across the UK, Warp It has already prevented over four million kilograms of waste from going to landfill and saved organisations over £30 million.”