Screwfix expands refurbished power tools scheme

Screwfix is aiming to refurbish and sell 100,000 refurbished power tools this year in an expansion of its trial scheme. The company says keeping products in use for longer is a key part of its sustainability strategy and started selling refurbished tools directly to customers in January.

CEO John Mewett says: “We know that our customers are already making sustainable choices and the success of this trial demonstrates the demand and importance in us minimising our environmental impact, while customers can enjoy the cost savings of buying refurbished tools.

“The decision to sell refurbished products directly through the Screwfix website not only helps reduce waste, but also supports us in achieving our goal of refurbishing and reselling returned power tools. This is another step on our journey to reducing our environmental impact.”

Screwfix hit its ‘zero waste to landfill’ target in 2021, with 83 per cent of the waste it generates recycled and turned into new materials and 17 per cent incinerated for energy. Screwfix has also committed to reducing its carbon emissions by using low-carbon energy sources, buying exclusively green electricity for its entire store network, and installing air source heat pumps in stores.

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