Every small step counts when it comes to protecting our environment
The housing and the accessories of the Quigo Green are also made of 90 % recycled plastic. Solar Impulse Label
With the AdvancedDrill 18, you can build a house for your chirping friends.

Live sustainable #LikeABosch

For us, sustainability is the framework within which we consistently act in an economically, ecologically, and socially responsible manner. That's why our innovations not only make our products better and better, but also more and more sustainable. With our power tools, you can actively contribute to a much more environmentally friendly lifestyle and greater resource preservation. With #LikeABosch, we show you how easy it is. Together, we will do it. Every small step counts when it comes to making a positive contribution to protecting our environment.

the AdvancedDrill 18 case is made of over 90 % recycled plastic.

Longevity #LikeABosch

With the AdvancedDrill 18, you can build a house for your chirping friends and provide them with a dry home in no time. Thanks to its intelligent Syneon chip, the cordless drill has a significantly longer lifetime and much higher performance. Its case is made of over 90 % recycled plastic. That is the way, we actively contribute to reducing the carbon footprint.

With the GardenPump 18 you can easily use rainwater to save a lot of valuable drinking water. Solar Impulse Label

Saving drinking water#LikeABosch

Using tap water for the garden? That is yesterdays concept. With the GardenPump 18 you can easily and conveniently use rainwater from your rain barrel. This is how you can save a lot of valuable drinking water. This shows exactly how we understand innovation today, which conserves resources. No wonder the system was awarded the coveted "Solar Impulse Label" by independent experts

With the Shredder AXT 25 TC you can easily turn bulky garden waste into valuable compost material.

Composting #LikeABosch

With the Shredder AXT 25 TC you can easily turn bulky garden waste into valuable compost material. It reduces organic waste and provides valuable natural fertiliser. By not using artificial fertiliser, you prevent soil acidity and at the same time protect the groundwater. If not used for composting the shredded material can create a ready made mulch to help retain moisture in the soil.

 

The housing and the accessories of the Quigo Green are also made of 90 % recycled plastic. Solar Impulse Label

Biodiversity #LikeABosch

Thumps up for your sustainable ideas. By building an insect hotel, you can make an important contribution to the protection of biodiversity and provide insects with a safe shelter. The housing and the accessories of the Quigo Green are also made of 90 % recycled plastic. That is why independent experts have awarded it the "Solar Impulse Label". With this, we are actively reducing the CO2 footprint.

Upcycling #LikeABosch - Have you ever thought about using an old washing drum as a garden barbecue?

Upcycling #LikeABosch

Have you ever thought about building spice racks out of drinking bottles or using an old washing drum as a garden barbecue? You can find more information and helpful instructions for creative upcycling projects under the Upcyling DIY link.

Live sustainable #LikeABosch World's first roll-top backpack made from ocean plastic!

Win a GOT BAG made from ocean plastic

The start-up GOT BAG is committed to clean oceans. With the clean-up programme on the northern coasts of Indonesia, about 2,000 fishermen collect ocean plastic from the sea as by-catch.

By using high-quality yarn made from ocean plastic and a water-repellent eco-friendly coating, the GOT BAG impresses with its durability, great wearing comfort and plenty of storage space.

How to win a GOT BAG

Simply click on the "Enter now" button when you purchase a Bosch Home & Garden product and register online for the competition.

circular economy by Bosch

Our sustainability goals

Our aim is to have as little impact as possible on the environment. As a globally active company, we pursue a holistic approach to sustainability along the entire product life cycle.
In particular, we focus on the long-term reduction of the CO2 footprint and the boosting of a circular economy that protects the environment and the climate.
More information on our sustainability strategy

Our sustainability approach

At Bosch Home & Garden, we want to use sustainable innovations to protect the environment in our global business activities and processes and we want to drive change in our business sector.  That is why we are constantly analysing and reviewing our entire value chain in order to keep introducing further improvement measures.

Sustainable Innovations

The housing and the accessories of the Quigo Green are also made of 90 % recycled plastic

Product
Made from 90% recycled plastic

Quigo Green is a good example of how we consistently implement our sustainability strategy right from the development process of our products. It consists of 90 % recycled plastic (housing incl. accessories). That is why it was also awarded the coveted "Solar Impulse Label". This is how we are actively reducing the CO2 footprint.

Cases made of recycled plastic, we have already saved more than 2,200 tonnes of new material

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Savings of 2.200 t of virgin plastic

By introducing cases made of recycled plastic, we have already saved more than 2,200 tonnes of new material since 2019. This weight is roughly equivalent to the amount of 1,570 cars. Doing this, we are significantly reducing the CO2 impact and lowering the carbon footprint.

With the changeover from plastic packaging to cardboard we avoid 52 tonnes of plastic waste per year.

Packaging
Avoidance of 52 t plastic waste per year

With the gradual changeover from plastic packaging to cardboard in the entire garden area, we can already avoid 52 tonnes of plastic waste per year. We are also gradually reducing the use of plastic bags in our product packaging and thus improving our carbon footprint.

circular economy by Bosch

Recycling & Repair
 

Sustainability plays a major role for us: Bosch takes back and recycles old appliances. As many materials as possible are recycled so that no unnecessary damage is caused to the environment. Taking back old electrical appliances. Since 2005, the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) has contained a large number of requirements for the handling of electrical and electronic equipment.

FAQs

What is a circular economy?

A circular economy is a self-contained system in which the entire value chain of production should successively reduce all waste, emissions, and energy waste to zero in a resource-efficient manner. The reuse of recycled materials, product longevity, and maintenance and repair of older equipment play an important role in this. In 2020, we developed a circular economy strategy that takes into account environmental and social impacts along the entire value chain. In 2021, we are now systematically analysing the main materials used in Bosch products and developing an action plan to strengthen the circular economy.

What is the life span of your batteries & power tools?

Bosch as a brand enjoys a great deal of trust when it comes to reliability and high quality. To ensure that this remains the case in the future, we test our products under the highest performance requirements and loads. With important innovations such as Syneon technology, we want to ensure that our customers enjoy our products for a very long time. Unfortunately, this cannot be said in general terms, as many factors depend on the individual use and handling of the respective customer.  

Why doesn't Bosch work with more manufacturers on battery systems?

Bosch has one of the largest cross-brand 18V battery systems from leading manufacturers in the world with the POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE and offers solutions for the entire home. Our vision is to provide our users with ONE battery that can be used for all applications around the home. We would like to include many other manufacturers in our battery system in the future as well.

Where can I get my equipment repaired?

You can send your defective appliance directly to our service centrehttps://repair.bosch-diy.com/gb/en/onlinerepair/diy/repair/ using our online repair service. Alternatively, you can take it to your local dealer or DIY store.

Are those real animals in the video?

Only the bird in the scene with the AdvancedDrill 18 cordless drill is real.
In the following scenes, plastic dummies and special effects were used.

Is it allowed to lift the lawn mower?

Only lift or carry the lawn mower when the engine is switched off and use the carrying handle provided.
You can find more information on the correct handling of our lawn mower in the respective operating instructions on the product pages.

Where can I get instructions to build an insect hotel myself?

Thank you for your interest in supporting biodiversity.

You will find the instructions for building an insect hotel under the link https://www.bosch-diy.com/gb/en/all-about-diy/insecthotel 

Why is it called "Live sustainably" and not "Live sustainably like a Bosch"?

If you want to be grammatically very correct, it should be "Live sustainably", because it is an adverb. But especially in US-American English, people like to do without an adverb colloquially. Especially in the musical sphere. We also wanted to communicate in a uniform way: see BSH Film and Bosch Corporate Film, where "Live sustainable like a Bosch" is already used. For these reasons, we  decided to use "Live sustainable like a Bosch" for power tools too.

What is the Wedding Apple all about?

Since good food is known to make people happy and worms love good compost, we took this idea and developed it further. The result is the idea of the "Wedding Apple", which in its presentation and appearance refers to the quick marriage chapels also called "Wedding Chapels" from Las Vegas.