Locit boosts sustainability credentials with school locker donation

Posted on 4 Feb 2024 by The Manufacturer

A manufacturer of lockers has boosted its sustainability credentials by donating 150 refurbished lockers to schools.

Locit is believed to be the world’s first carbon-neutral manufacturer of steel lockers.

Based in Deeside, the company has achieved the internationally recognised PAS 2060 certification with a holistic approach to reducing the environmental impact covering energy, supply chain, design, manufacture, and packaging.

Now, to drive forward its environmental, social, and corporate governance goals and to kick off a commitment to supporting schools in its community, Locit has donated 150 lockers to five schools in Deeside.

Previously used in secondary schools, the plastic outdoor storage lockers underwent a rigorous refurbishing process at the Locit factory as part of the company’s recycling drive. This ensures sustainable, future-proof manufacturing with zero waste to landfill is available to all. They are now pristine and ready for use in their new educational settings.

Ysgol Cae’r Nant in Connah’s Quay, which has 400 pupils, will use 10 lockers to store PPE, first aid supplies, gardening, and PE equipment.

Headteacher Nicky Mead said: “We are thrilled to receive this donation of lockers from Locit, enhancing our students’ learning environment.”

Locit has extended this offer to four additional schools in Deeside, one of which expressed interest in integrating the lockers into its forest school programme.

Commenting on the donation, Lyndsey Hewitt, Sales Executive at Locit, said: “We are proud of our sustainable approach. We receive hundreds of lockers for recycling from schools nationwide. We pay to have plastic that can’t be reused recycled, while steel lockers are fully recycled back into materials for reuse.

“Many of these lockers still have life in them. It would be a shame to recycle them outright. With my daughter at Ysgol Cae’r Nant, I saw an opportunity to repurpose them for the school. The positive response encouraged me to extend the offer to other schools.”

Locit employs a team of 40 and is led by CEO Richard Williams, a locker industry veteran of three decades who has realised his vision to create a sustainable business model focussed on digital manufacturing, innovation, people and the environment.

Customers already using Locit’s premium locker brand, Pure Lockers, through its network of distributors and resellers, include Marks and Spencer, Primark, LEGOLAND, the British Open, Bulgari Hotel London and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

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