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Re-mining materials from power tools

Screwfix has begun 'harvesting' materials from used and damaged power tools, extracting valuable parts, plastics and metals to create new revenues from traditional waste streams.

Returned power tools that can't be repaired, cleaned and resold are currently sold for scrap but the real value, both financially and environmentally, comes from breaking down the tools into separate streams of metals, plastics and component parts and finding a way for them individually to be cycled back into new products. We have formed a partnership with the fulfilment and reverse logistics company iFORCE to break up power tools collected in Screwfix stores. The materials are then sold to specific companies who repurpose the materials or parts. Some of the plastics come back into our stores for sale. For example, the rubble bags we sell made by NDC Plastics are made up of at least 10% of feedstock from our old power tools.

Re-mining materials from power tools

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