The EU energy label helps to bring true value to consumers while pushing the boundaries of innovation toward the most energy-efficient solutions. But how can it help consumers get more bang for their buck? 

Microplastics have become a topic of considerable concern across many industries and sectors. With efforts scaling up at the international level to tackle the problem, the implementation of different regulations across Europe risks hampering the free movement of goods and jeopardising the Single Market.

The APPLiA team met a group of business students from the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool of Antwerp and the BFH Wirtschaft of Bern to answer their questions on the impact of European policy on the sector. 

Sustainability is a buzzword that features prominently almost everywhere we look. For the home appliance industry, the drive for sustainability is considerable and has multiple facets. But successful sustainability strategies can only happen within the right regulatory framework. 

APPLiA - Home Appliance Europe kicks off its energy-saving campaign, gathering the intelligence of global leading home appliances manufacturing companies, to encourage small, effective changes to the way consumers use their home appliances. The purpose? Spelt out in the name of the campaign, #killURbill. 

'Winter is coming' is a phrase viewers of Game of Thrones will be very familiar with. And indeed, in Europe, winter is coming. Rising energy prices are already affecting hundreds of millions of families. With home appliances being at the heart of our homes, what can be done to contain this catastrophic spike?

Education on recycling is progressively taking hold across Europe, creating an important link in the chain of green responsibility and sustainable community development. While there is still a long way to go, what exactly happens to our old electric toothbrush, razor or hand mixer after collection? What value do they generate?

How much do you know about your Home Appliances? Over the past two days, we have been putting the public’s home sustainability habits to the test through our interactive quiz. Our quiz aims to highlight how, if used efficiently, home appliances could save both energy and costs along the way. 

Only around 70 years ago, in different areas of the globe, women would walk down the river, early in the morning, to wash their clothes with the ashes of the fireplace from the night before. A practice that slowly began to fade away as new technologies came into our lives.