Optimal useful service life of household appliances analyzed to cut environmental impacts

To what extent do replacement schemes to substitute existing household appliances for new, more efficient equipment make sense? Published in Sustainable Production and Consumption, a study conducted by the UPV/EHU’s Life Cycle Thinking Group and Ekopol concludes that using renewable energy in household appliances would delay the need to replace them for environmental reasons until they have been in use for 30 years.

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