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 KEY FIGURES – Material Flows of Home Appliance Industry
 The Role of Home Appliances and their Production
  Employment: Direct + Indirect
921.800 workers
 Decrease in number of working hours needed to purchase a product 2004-2014 average
-19,5 hours
 Food preservation
750kg/person - year
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Water savings in households thanks to dishwasher use compared to hand cleaning
-83,5%
 Energy savings in households thanks to dishwasher use compared to hand cleaning
-63,6%
Production of Home Appliances: Impacts and Benchmarking
Average material composition large home appliances - Metals
63,3%
 Average material composition small home appliances - Metals
55%
 Average material composition large home appliances – Plastics
21,1%
 Average material composition small home appliances – Plastics
27,4%
 Copper consumption at global level to produce and annually supply home appliances EU market
1,2%
 Aluminium consumption at global level to produce and annually supply home appliances EU market
0,5%
 Plastic consumption at global level to produce and annually supply home appliances EU market
0,5%
 Steel consumption at global level to produce and annually supply home appliances EU market
0,2%
 Reduction in waste generation during production 2011-2015
-15%
 Reduction in water consumption during production 2011-2015
-30%
 Reduction in energy consumption during production 2011-2015
-13%































































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