Eco-Efficiency Achievements

Improvements in energy saving technology over the last decade have driven the revision of the energy labels. Dramatic reductions in energy consumption in production and use has been coupled with impressive recovery and recycling rates. This tells the whole-life story of the industry’s savings achievements over the decade.

PRODUCTION SAVINGS

60%

less water

17%

less electricity

12%

less waste

Source: APPLiA

IN-USE SAVINGS

New major domestic appliances use a fraction of the energy and water spent a decade ago.

80%

of washing machines sold are A++ or A+++

90%

of fridges and freezers sold are A+ or A++

40%

Today the most popular fridge freezer uses 40% less energy than a decade ago*

Source: EST, Zenith, AMDEA members
*Based on an A+ fridge freezer, as of Sept 2020

RECYCLING AND RECOVERY SAVINGS

2/3

For every 3 large appliances bought in the UK 2 are recycled

85%

of the materials in large appliances are recycled.

85%

The UK is one of the highest performers in Europe

Source: Eurostat, DEFRA, EA, AMDEA