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Nov 28, 2023

Exchange-A-Blade receives recycling leadership award

Exchange-A-Blade (EAB) has been awarded the ‘Corporate Leadership Award’ by the Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) in its ‘Rs of Excellence’ program. ‘Rs of Excellence’ was designed to recognize the special contributions RCA members are making to promote, facilitate, and advocate for a circular economy in Alberta through waste reduction and resource conservation.  


Pioneering sustainable practices since 1976, EAB introduced a program enabling users to return worn power tool accessories for credit, reducing landfill waste and promoting a circular economy. On average, EAB’s green exchange system keeps 65 to 70 tons of steel out of landfills annually. In addition, 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. The company’s territory managers also have access to a fleet of 35 plus Prius hybrid and electric cars as they service over 27,000 retail outlets across North America.   

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