“Appliances have a critical role to play in future sustainability, in helping achieve the net zero home”
Over the last twenty years AMDEA members have focused on design and new technologies which have dramatically and continuously reduced energy and water consumption of appliances in our homes. With 170 million essential large appliances in the 28 million homes across the UK, the technology in each machine that contributes to mitigating climate change can collectively make a major contribution to carbon neutrality.
HOMING IN ON NET ZERO
The industry’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond appliances in customers’ homes, applying also in factories and offices and to all aspects of manufacturers’ operations. It includes design, materials, manufacturing, to recycling appliances and recovering materials. The sector makes certain all phases of an appliance’s life cycle contribute to net zero targets and to ultimately achieving a circular economy. Manufacturers also ensure, in the latter stage of an appliance’s life, recycling feeds into the economy as recovered materials and enables a new cycle to begin.