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DELTA, British Columbia—Exchange-A-Blade (EAB) has been awarded the Corporate Leadership Award by the Recycling Council of Alberta’s in its Rs of Excellence program. Rs of Excellence has been designed to recognize the special contributions Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) members are making to, “promote, facilitate, and advocate for a Circular Economy in Alberta through waste reduction and resource conservation.”
RCA’s announcement stated, “Sustainable practices since 1976, EAB introduced a unique program enabling users to return worn power tool accessories for credit, reducing landfill waste and promoting a circular economy. Their dedication to sustainability sets a powerful example for the industry.”
“We are delighted to receive this distinguished award. EAB has been promoting and advocating for waste reduction and resource conservation in the power tool industry for more than 47 years,” says Rob Forbes, Founder and Owner of EAB Power Tool Company. “We are a company dedicated to making a difference to our environment, one power tool at a time by recycling or remanufacturing tools to as good as or better than new.”
Forbes has lived by the belief that if you make something, you should take responsibility for it, and manage it through its entire life cycle. Professional contractors and home DIYers buy EAB’s high-performance power tool accessories and return them for a credit—up to 40%—when worn towards the purchase of a new power tool accessory.
On average, EAB’s green exchange system keeps 65 to 70 tons of steel out of our landfills annually. Its remanufacturing process saves 98 tons of iron ore, 59 tons of coking coal, 10 tons of limestone, 2.4 million gallons of water, 1,400 GJ of energy, and 105 tons of CO2 emissions.
EAB stands by its vision to protect the future through many other programs, including eliminating the use of toxic materials such as chromium and paints in its products. Additionally, EAB has reduced its packaging to the bare essentials, using paper and cardboard wherever possible and significantly minimizing the use of plastics.
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