Resource: Product Group Report: Remanufacturing of washing machines and fridge freezers
Remanufacture of washing machines and fridge freezers occurs by the same remanufacturers, under virtually identical processes and systems.
Thursday, 8th February 2007
The low replacement rates in the home, usually at the point at which repair becomes uneconomic, and the poor condition at disposal of most appliances are not conducive to effective remanufacture. The sector is dominated by social enterprises who supply increasing numbers of appliances to disadvantaged households. The environmental benefit of remanufacturing appliances is marginal due to the increasing energy efficiency of new appliances.