Many manufacturers hold unsold stock; surplus new lighting taking up valuable warehouse space and decisions to discard are often made at short notice. Currently, very few used luminaires are re-used. Some are in very good condition before removal and therefore a lot of the value and embedded carbon is lost if they are recycled.
A Donor is a company which has:
unused, unsold lighting stock and holders of used but reusable lighting equipment to make the products available to third parties,
used lighting products for remanufacturing, including those from CAT A and CAT B fit outs.
Most importantly a donor must be willing to donate.
For registered users: Donors, Recipients, and Remanufacturers
A Reuse Hub Donor could be:
Manufacturers who sell lighting products
Resellers of lighting products
Lighting refit contractors | including CAT A and or CAT B fit-outs
Using the Reuse Hub
Prior to donation, the product should be in storage or at the Donor’s facilities.
The Donor approves a donation.
The availability period of the product is decided by the Donor.
Transport costs will be agreed between Donor and Recipient.
If you wish to be a Donor and a Recipient, you need to register in both categories.
Ideally, the fixtures will be picked up and stored elsewhere, leaving donor shelves vacant for more product; but that may not always be possible and the Donor company may prefer to agree a space rental arrangement with the recipient for a certain amount of time.
The Reuse Hub has been designed to be intuitive for the end user. But, a handy user guide is available for you to download.