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

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According to data, in the EU market...

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6,3 Mt 

of raw materials used to produce home appliances

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1,2% 

of global production of copper

0,5% 

of global production of aluminium

0,5% 

of global production of plastics

Laser Cutting Steel

0,2% 

of global production of steel

Context data

6,3 Mt

of materials placed on the market

7,7 Billions

installed appliances in EU households

3,8 Mt

of appliances collected annually

3,7 Mt

of materials recovered