Screwfix is committed to providing customers with products which help them save energy or water and are better for the environment. These products are identified with a green logo as described below.
All our wood and timber products are sustainably sourced and certified by FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and our catalogues are also printed on sustainably sourced paper.
Wherever you see this symbol next to a product, you will know that it can help you save energy, whether that be electricity or gas dependant on the product.
Wherever you see this symbol next to a product, you will know it is covered by The European Directive ErP (Energy related Products). Each product has its own specific rating from A++ to G (with A++ being the most energy efficient). On the Screwfix website you can see the full energy label relating to the product. Examples are:
Wherever you see this symbol next to a product, you will know that it can help you save water.
Wherever you see this symbol next to a product, you will know that it is solvent free. Traditional solvents contain strong, toxic chemicals which can contribute towards atmospheric pollution, harm human health and contaminate soil and groundwater and solvent free products can mitigate this effect.
All of our environmentally friendly products are verified by sustainability experts Bioregional (www.bioregional.com) who provide advice and guidance to companies such as Screwfix and have expertise in evaluating the eco credentials of products.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Screwfix is committed to ensuring that the timber extraction and trade associated with the timber products we sell does not harm forest conservation or the lives of people who live and work in the forests. Screwfix is committed to sourcing timber only from proven, well-managed forests and will use our buying power to promote good forest management.
For all our timber products we will only purchase when there is clear visibility of the supply chain backed up by a full chain of custody, as verified by an approved scheme. The forest certification schemes that Screwfix accepts are:
Screwfix catalogues are printed on paper from sustainably managed forests and controlled sources, as certified by the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification):
NOTE: Must have Altavia's cert no: 10-31-1247
Our catalogues are fully recyclable, please recycle at your local recycling centre.
Under new government regulations issued in January 2007 we are all obliged and must play our part to ensure that the amount of waste on certain electrical and electronic equipment is reduced going forward. Furthermore where it is produced as waste we must work together to ensure that it is separated from household waste, collected separately and ultimately disposed of in a sound environmental manner (recycled and recovered).
In essence some of the chemicals and metals in these electrical items can be harmful to the soil and human health when disposed of in landfill sites. By adopting the new regulations and working together we can all reduce the amount of landfill and resulting contamination.
For your part as the customer you are encouraged to examine your electrical waste before throwing it away and in particular look for the rating plate and if the following logo is present you must not throw it in your household waste.
Please take this waste to your nearest Designated Collection Facility (DCF) where special facilities exist for correct disposal. To find your nearest DCF please visit the following web site: www.recycle-more.co.uk.
Type in your post code and the locations of the nearest DCFs will be displayed. Or alternatively contact Screwfix on 03330 112 112 and the Customer Service Agent can provide this for you.
For our part Screwfix Direct Ltd is making financial contribution towards the running of these facilities and the onward recycling of this waste.
Please do not throw household portable batteries in with your household waste. You can take them to any Screwfix Trade Counter and drop them into the special battery collection box at no cost (excludes car and industrial batteries). We will make sure they are recycled correctly. Screwfix Producer Number BPRN000748.
Together we can make our world a cleaner place!
Carrier Bag Pricing
In line with the legislation, we charge 5p for carrier bags in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
For the year commencing 7th April 2015 in England, Scotland and Wales, the 5p charge will be donated to The Screwfix Foundation.
In Northern Ireland, the 5p charge is paid to the Department of Environment.