Energy efficient, smart appliances contribute to the sustainability of the home and the Planet for the generation of today and tomorrow
Sustainability starts at home and is integral to the industry’s mission to manufacture products allowing Europeans to perform chores in an energy efficient manner. At a time when natural resources became increasingly scarce, sustainability is a fundamental element to get better lifestyles equation right. Today home appliances are energy-efficient, environment-friendly, and time saving. Only in the last 20 years, we have seen a 50% reduction in energy consumption with most products on the market ranking in the top energy classes. The energy consumption of a fridge is only one-fourth of what it used to be 20 years ago. Similarly, the average water consumption of a washing machine is one-third of what it used to be. What is more, 90% of the materials coming from the officially collected appliances, when they have reached their end of life, are recovered, recycled and ready for a second life.
Unveiled in December 2019, the Green Deal was presented by von der Leyen as Europe’s “new growth strategy” and formed the backbone of the concluding Commission’s work programme.
Now, with most Green Deal legislation already adopted and the 2024 elections gearing up, the European Commission ...
This report is a deep look into sustainability, digitalisation and European competitiveness as fostered by the home appliance sector.
APPLiA is a Brussels-based trade association that provides a single, consensual voice for the home appliance industry in Europe, promoting industry’s mission to advance Europeans' lifestyles.