Öko-Institut, 2018

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Repair or replace? Extending the life-span of your home appliances – FAQs and helpful hints

Published in 2018 by

Type of document: Communication / Awareness Raising

The manufacturing of electrical and electronic appliances consumes is responsible for severe environmental impacts. Keeping appliances in use for longer periods can generally help to minimize the harmful impacts on the climate and the environment. How can appliances be kept in service for as long as possible? When are they worth repairing – and when does it makes sense to buy a new and efficient appliance? The Öko-Institut provides answers to these questions in this background paper.