On Our Way To Zero Waste With Stanley Black & Decker’s Tool Recycling Programmes 

Got a busted Black & Decker drill gathering dust in the corner and don’t know what to do with it? Give it back – you might just get a new angle grinder out of it. 

Founded in 1843, Stanley has over the years become a staple name in the tool manufacturing world, be that through their classic utility knives or through the vast range of brands set up under the mother company, which include tool brands such as DeWALT and Black & Decker. 

However, the market in 2022 may just be the polar opposite of what it used to be like back in the 1850s and the word on everyone’s lips nowadays is a simple one: sustainability

With the climate becoming increasingly extreme and more and more governments around the world implementing measures in a bid to counter the repercussions of global warming, it only makes sense that companies would follow suit. To this end, Stanley has partnered up with TerraCycle and created free recycling programmes for their tools

Through this partnership, consumers are invited to recycle three categories of Stanley Black & Decker products: 

  • Stanley Black & Decker Tool Free Recycling Program – Participants are invited to send in Stanley Black & Decker power tools, hand tools and accessories by signing up on the TerraCycle program page. After signing up, customers can mail in eligible waste using the provided prepaid shipping label. 
  • Stanley Black & Decker Home Free Recycling Program – Participants interested in recycling their Stanley Black & Decker small home appliances, including food processors, coffee makers, blenders, toasters and more, are invited to sign-up on the TerraCycle program page. When ready to ship, customers can download the provided prepaid shipping label, package the appliances in a secure package and send it to TerraCycle for recycling. 
  • Stanley Black & Decker Lithium Battery Free Recycling Program – This program invites consumers to recycle appliances and tools with integral lithium batteries that can’t be removed by the consumers themselves. To participate, simply sign up on the program page and begin collecting once you have received a shipping kit. Any products larger than the provided shipping kit cannot be accepted by this program, however. 

Speaking of the newly launched initiatives, Debi Geyer, Corporate Responsibility Officer at Stanley Black & Decker, comments:  

“Stanley Black & Decker strives to further our ESG mission and is committed to creating a more sustainable world, with a focus on reducing waste. One way we are doing this is by providing our customers with product recycling options that are easy and cost effective to perform. Together, we can work to create a lasting, positive sustainable change for our communities.” 

Once collected, TerraCycle ensures that the waste is cleaned, sorted by the material composition and reduced into material that can be remoulded to make new recycled products. 

While the scheme is currently only offered in North America, Stanley’s significant presence in the British tool market might signify that the programme will soon be extended across the Atlantic. 

TerraCycle CEO and Founder, Tom Szaky, has years of experience in setting up recycling programmes with some of the world’s leading manufacturers, and he comments: 

“Stanley Black & Decker is offering consumers a planet-positive way to responsibly dispose of their well-used small home appliances and power tools that have reached the end of their usable life. Through this recycling program, consumers can divert the waste from landfills while helping to protect and preserve the planet for future generations.” 

To find out more about TerraCycle’s recycling processes and the wide range of recycling partnerships the company has set up, check out their website. If you’re looking for more information on Stanley’s sustainability policies, click here, or visit the company’s website, where you can also browse through an extensive range of hand and power tools. 

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