Wanzl take their Environmental Responsibilities seriously
Trolleywise is a specialised division of Wanzl providing a range of retrieval services which help reduce shopping trolley losses from stores and retail car parks across the UK. Apart from the costly loss of asset, trolleys are often abandoned in roads, on walkways and in parks. Many are dumped in local waterways,rivers and canals where they can cause harm to wildlife and the general environment. This is an unwelcome hazard to the public and under UK laws can attract substantial fines.
Approximatley 1.5 million trolleys are abandoned in the UK each year with as many as 300,000 never making it back to store. These lost trolleys cost the retail industry more than £15million per year.
However since 2006, Trolleywise has reunited more than 4 million abandoned trolleys in the UK retailers - saving millions of pounds in lost assets. Trolleywise has a current fleet of over 60 vehicles nationwide which patrol trolley hotspots in local communities.
Trolleywise works closely with the Canal and River Trust as well as DEFRA in all relevant trolley retrieval environments. Operating specialised vehicles and recovery equipment, Trolleywise is able to retrive trolleys from waterways and canals and other difficult or hazardous locations. All Trolleywise operations are carried out in full compliance with revelant Health and Safety practice by highly experienced, qualified personnel. This provides our customers with peace of mind, knowing that Trolleywise provide a completely professional service.
Public Engagement to a Public Problem
There are more than one billion smartphones worldwide, with 36 million smartphone subcribers in the UK. There have been more than 65 billion App downloads and Google estimates the average smartphone user has at least 23 Apps installed on their phone. The question is: how can Trolleywise take advantage of this technology?
Users download our free and easy-to-use mobile App from either Apple iTunes or Google Android Play Store. The user spots an abandoned trolley, opens the App and it logs their location via GPS. Users then photograph the trolley and when happy with the image and location, a report is sent to our Trolleywise team. The Trolleywise aim to collect the trolley within 24 hours of the report.
There are a range of benefits to using the Trolleywise App including store reputation boost in local communities, stronger relationships with Local Authoraties reducing finincial penalties, sustainability reporting credentials, consumer engagement opportunity, link to a campaign which is highlighting pride in Britain, more effective and efficient asset management, reduction in financial commitment to managing abandoned trolleys and many more!