Throwing away perfectly good materials should be against everything any self-respecting business stands for. Would you throw £50 notes out of your car window every few seconds?
Frankly, it is the same thing. And the real tragedy is there could be someone five miles away who needs the very same materials you are lobbing in a skip. It just makes no sense.
My company once had a big job in central London. It was a significant building and bespoke light fittings were ordered in Austria on a six-week lead. They were the Rolls Royce of light fittings. Made to order. Really advanced tech. Cost? A cool £100k.
But then the client changes its requirements. Which is fine, but we are left with a handful of these wonderful fittings. They were just too expensive to bin. I even put them on eBay, but they were too niche, too bespoke.
We still have them. They’re in our lock up. I won’t thrown them away, because there IS someone out there who can take them off my hands. And they’ll be cheap, too…
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