We might be in the business of selling equipment, but sometimes the most sustainable tool isn’t the new one on the shelf. The Home Depot’s tool rental are examples of circularity in operations.
Equipment Rental at The Home Depot
The Home Depot rents everything from trucks to floor sanders and rototillers. Equipment rental reduces the number of tools sold by providing access to equipment without the raw material consumption and energy emissions of ownership. Tool rentals also deliver the right tool for the right project without the storage, maintenance or expense of ownership.
The following are the cumulative metrics of The Home Depot’s tool rental for 2020.
- In 2020, The Home Depot rented tools more than 8.6M times.
- Renting tools reduced carbon emissions by millions of metric tons.