Angelique is a facility services employee at Toolstation. She makes sure that everything goes smoothly at the branches and at head office. The organisation is expanding by 18 to 24 branches per year, and that makes sustainability ever more important. ‘2020 is the year in which we want to devote extra attention to the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment”, says Angelique. ‘In line with the old-for-new arrangement, the items of equipment could already be handed in at Toolstation, but now the conspicuous, yellow collection bins are in the stores. We thereby make it particularly easy to hand them in. There are special collection boxes for lamps so that these can also be processed separately.’
Collaboration with Stibat
All the batteries that are handed in are also processed in a safe, responsible way. Stibat has already been organising the collection and recycling of waste batteries in the Netherlands for over twenty-five years. And successfully, too. In that way, every year, nearly nine out of ten waste batteries are recycled.