The product's lifecycle begins with raw materials.
The home appliance industry provides EU citizens with appliances that make our lives easier by saving time, energy and water, securing a clean and healthy home environment and making food stay fresh for longer.
To produce and supply these products, large amonts of raw materials are used every year.
How does this translate into an efficient use of materials and resources?
Home appliance industry
by the numbers
According to data, in the EU market...
of raw materials used to produce home appliances
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of global production of copper
of global production of aluminium
of global production of plastics
of global production of steel
of materials placed on the market
installed appliances in EU households
of appliances collected annually
of materials recovered