B&Q boss wants stores to have 100% recycled or recyclable products

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The chief executive of Kingfisher has said that he wants all of the company’s products to be made from recycled materials or fully recyclable.

Sir Ian Cheshire, who runs the company which owns B&Q and Screwfix in the UK as well as home improvement stores in Europe, said in an interview in the Guardian that sustainability is the company’s trademark.

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While the company has cut its landfill usage by three quarters and developed new products such as kitchen counters using materials recycled from Kingfisher businesses, he wants all of the company’s materials to become fully recyclable or recycled.

He added that Kingfisher plans to focus more on collaborative consumption and that it will enable customers to share tools from the retailer. He said: “It’s a more sustainable model than simply using tools and then disposing of them.”

View the full interview here