The production of the simplest household appliances has an immensely negative environmental impact. Therefore, manufacturers  all around the world now compete to diminish the environmental consequences of their products. Unfortunately there are  other  manufacturers that do not take this initiative but rather  wait for directives and regulations from the EC, for instance, which force them into action. We, as consumers can choose the environmentally friendly option and select household appliances that have environmental labels. Various hazardous chemicals and cancer causing chemicals, i.e. cadmium and mercury can be very detrimental for the environment. Therefore it is also important that an old computer is just not thrown away but recycled and reused if possible. The same applies to batteries.The energy use of household appliances is defined with energy labels, such as Energy Star and the European Union energy label. The CE marking is obligatory for any product covered by one or more of the so-called European ‘New Approach Directives’. You will find along with every product in the Electric Appliances section all relevent information regarding environmental impact, environmental labeling and energy use.

Birt:
Feb. 8, 2014
Uppruni:
Náttúran.is
Tilvitnun:
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir, Ingibjörg Elsa Björnsdóttir „Raftæki á Náttúrumarkaði“, Náttúran.is: Feb. 8, 2014 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2007/11/02/raftki-nttrumarkai/ [Skoðað:Sept. 16, 2019]
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skrifað: Nov. 2, 2007
breytt: May 20, 2014

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