We think design is an important element when manufacturing new household appliances. An item doesn't just have to look aesthetically pleasing and robust enough to last the daily use of most kitchen appliances. There has to be real Life Cycle Analysis in the use of the processes and materials when putting something on the table that consumers will buy.
We believe when those considerations have been pumped into the product then it's vital to consider the disassembly of the component structure, in order that it's done as simply and safely as possible. It should be fast and where possible the best use of the material structure of each section of an item should be designed in a way that further segregation is avoided.
Segregation itself is costly, which is why we now live in a world of sorting all our household waste to further reduce the potential of pollution and cut the costs to our Local Authorities. With energy costs getting higher all the time, there are even more incentives to optimise the design process.
EEESafe takes a holistic approach to the Kitchen Appliance sector and therefore have decided to add a new Design Page to the Company Website to help raise awareness and engage with key stakeholders. If we get this right, and involve the Repairers, Manufacturers, Retailers, The Trade Associations and most importantly the Consumers, then everyone can help future generations survive in this Resource Hungry world. White Goods Kitchen Appliances are in our lives everyday. From the wealthiest to the poorest of our developed societies, nobody escapes the part they play in our lives.
We are currently seeking to facilitate a collaborative tool, where Designers, Manufacturers and Domestic Appliance Technicians can produce datasets, based on real life feedback that will form the foundation of better design and sit comfortably in the EEESafe Ethos and Model. Contact us if you want to get involved.
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