Earlier this year, the retailer launched a successful trial on Screwfix.com, with the trade showing how it values the opportunity to give tools a second and longer life. To give customers more sustainable product options, Screwfix has decided to grow its refurb offer.
Initially set up with 12 units, the range now counts over 700 products, with over 75,000 items successfully refurbished in 2022.
When products are returned, they are fully PAT and functionality tested. All components and instructions are checked, cleaned, and refurbished so contractors have everything they need to get the job done. The refurbished tools are also supplied with all accessories and benefit from a one-year guarantee.
Where it is not possible to repair and refurbish a faulty product, Screwfix recover spare parts and recycle in line with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations, with zero waste to landfill.
Matt Compton, Commercial Director at Screwfix, said: “We know that many tradespeople are already making more sustainable choices when sourcing products and Screwfix is committed to supporting them. Refurb products are available for next day delivery from our distribution centre to stores or directly delivered on site. Our customers love the offering, and we are planning to add more categories to grow our range even further in 2023.”
Keeping products in use for longer forms a key part of a wider Screwfix’s environmental strategy. There are six key priority areas that ensure a meaningful difference to customers, colleagues, community and the planet, the other five being eliminating carbon emissions, reducing and recycling waste, sourcing responsibly, selling sustainable products, and providing sustainable packaging.
With its new campaign “Let’s Fix Tomorrow Today”, which involves colleagues and partners, Screwfix aims to become a sector leader in sustainability, encouraging other retailers to take action to tackle climate change and secure a greener future for the next generations.
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