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2016 ENV MInisterial - Henrik Sundstrom - Electrolux - Circular economy

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2016 ENV MInisterial - Henrik Sundstrom - Electrolux - Circular economy

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2016 ENV MInisterial - Henrik Sundstrom - Electrolux - Circular economy

  1. 1. Resource Efficiency and the Transition towards the Circular Economy - the Electrolux experience Henrik Sundström, VP Sustainability, AB Electrolux September 29, 2016
  2. 2. This is Electrolux 2 Net sales SEK 124 bn Sales in >150 countries People 58,000 in 60 countries Products +60 million 37% 16% 2% 4% 12% 29%
  3. 3. The deciding factor – the life cycle impact 3 Product usage Recycling, 1% Materials, 9% Manufacturing, 1% Transportation, 1% 88% CO2 impact household appliance Average product - 50% better Today’s: Best product - 70% better compared to 15 year old product
  4. 4. Improving material efficiency in products 4 • Ultrasilencer Green - launched in 2008 - lower energy consumption • Full range with recycled plastics • Vac from the Sea • Very good market acceptance
  5. 5. Critical issues for recycled plastics 5 • Availability of material • Material degradation • Substance regulations • Conditions in the supply chain • Modification of equipment • Final cost in application
  6. 6. A rigorous process control for recycled plastics 6 Supplier GuidelinesChemical Requirements Material Specification
  7. 7. The way forward, expanding the program globally 7 Up to 70% recycled plastics 14% recycled plastics Use of recycled plastics is: • Reducing cost • Reducing the environmental impact • Building relationships with stakeholders

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