One of the principles of a circular economy is the elimination of waste. A circular economy shifts from a disposable system to one where goods retain value indefinitely. While The Home Depot is in the business of selling equipment, we are also investing in alternatives. In fact, we know that sometimes the most sustainable tool isn’t the new one on the shelf, it’s the one that is rented, serviced or repaired.

The Home Depot’s tool rental and repair operations are circularity in action. Tool rental provides access to equipment without the raw material consumption and energy emissions of ownership. Equipment repair extends the life of products and eliminates the energy emissions needed to replace them.

To understand the impact of tool rental and repair at The Home Depot, read the full story.