The home appliance industry in COVID-19 times.

E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in Europe. Less than 40% is recycled with most of it being incinerated or placed in landfills, resulting in a substantial loss of precious raw materials. What can be done to bridge this widening gap? 

In the face of the energy crisis, making every watt count is of utmost importance to us all. How? What can be concretely done to tackle the rising energy crisis? APPLiA Director-General Mr Paolo Falcioni, covers this and much more in the nineteenth episode of APPLiA’s digital interviews.

Data is a constantly evolving issue which will have a big role to play in Europe’s efforts to achieve the digital transition. How does the EU Data Act intend to achieve this objective? Alvaro Vilas, APPLiA Digital and Competitiveness Policy Officer explained what this new piece of legislation will mean for the home appliance industry.

F-gases are critical to achieve decarbonisation. While the link may not sound straightforward, here is why, as explained by APPLiA’s Environment Policy Manager, Naomi Marc, in the latest episode of APPLiA’s digital interviews.

What does it mean to Empower Consumers for the green transition? What are the make or break factors of the Proposal? Candice Richaud, APPLiA Senior Policy Manager, Corporate, covered this and much more in the sixteenth episode of APPLiA’s digital interviews.

What does it mean for home appliances to be ‘secure by design’? And why is this critical? Michał Zakrzewski, APPLiA Digital and Competitiveness Policy Director, covered this and much more in the fifteenth episode of APPLiA’s digital interviews. 

How is the home appliance sector coping with the impending shortage of semiconductors supplies? What is key to a successful EU chips strategy? Alvaro Vilas, APPLiA’s Junior Digital and Competitiveness Policy Officer, discusses in the fourteenth episode of APPLiA’s digital interviews.

In the context of the series of short digital interviews launched by APPLiA, the thirteenth episode features Mr Matteo Rambaldi, APPLiA’s Policy Director for Energy, on how product differentiation helps to drive energy efficiency.