Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
September 30, 2019

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Product End Of Life scheme

Abloy UK to help customers meet sustainability targets with hardware recycling scheme

A new Product End Of Life (PEOL) scheme from Abloy UK will remove obsolete door hardware from existing installations in a way that burnishes customers’ sustainability credentials.

Obsolete padlocks, locks and other hardware from Abloy and parent brand ASSA ABLOY will be removed during the installation of new hardware and returned to Abloy UK’s Portobello site in Willenhall, where they are handled securely, ready to be recycled.

Abloy UK, a leader in door locking and functionality, has created a dedicated recycling zone to foster a more sustainable product lifecycle. Some 1,500 kilograms of padlocks have already been recycled this year.

“This is a new service offered by Abloy that customers appreciate and value as a benefit,” said Steve Wintle, head of CNI at Abloy UK. “It removes the burden of managing waste whilst also improving sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint.

“What’s more, as a manufacturer, Abloy is keen to take responsibility for the whole lifecycle of the product. That’s why we’re promoting this initiative when engaging with customers. We’ve already had great feedback, with many of our critical national infrastructure clients seeing it as an opportunity to meet their own sustainability objectives.”

Said Matthew Daly, UK business improvement and sustainability manager at ASSA ABLOY: “This is a great example of the operations team working with the commercial business units bringing benefits to both ASSA ABLOY and our customers from a sustainability perspective.”

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