B&Q launches plastic pot recycling stations

B&Q has launched plastic pot recycling stations at over 100 stores across the UK as part of its commitment to enable customers to make sustainable choices.

The DIY and home improvement retailer said that the recycling stations will allow people to drop off unwanted plastic pots which will be recycled and turned into brand new ones.

It went on to say that the scheme will create new pots from the recycled material which will be manufactured in the UK and available to purchase from all B&Q stores.

B&Q said the move is in line with the concept of the closed-loop circular economy, which seeks to promote resource efficiency and minimise waste by designing products and systems with recycling and sustainability in mind.

Last month, B&Q announced it is speeding up its marketplace expansion with a new partnership with e-commerce network Rithum to reduce the time it takes for brands to be onboarded to the B&Q website.

Launched in March 2022, the company's specialist home improvement marketplace includes more than 400 verified independent sellers with a range of over 300,000 products.

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