A new pilot project offering people to rent tools for free has recently been launched in Esch-sur-Alzette in an attempt to increase sustainability and strengthen the circular economy.

It is safe to say that most people who own a drill do not use it on more than a handful of occasions per year. Still, many people are over-equipped and have a variety of tools at their disposal at all times.

According to a French study, a drill is on average only used for 12 minutes during its lifespan. The rest of the time, it tends to stay hidden in a drawer.

In an effort to increase sustainability, the Environmental Consulting Agency has teamed up with Facilitec, a private workshop in Esch-sur-Alzette, to launch a pilot project offering free rental of tools. 'Gutt Geschier' ('Good Tools') provides people with drills, hammers, screwdrivers, or saws, which can be rented for seven days without any cost.

Though not new, the material on offer is in excellent condition and comes from the local recycling centre. The tools can be reserved online.

For more information, please visit guttgeschier.lu.

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