Life cycle environmental evaluation of kettles: Recommendations for the development of eco-design regulations in the European Union

Life cycle environmental evaluation of kettles: Recommendations for the development of eco-design... •First comprehensive environmental evaluation of 145 million kettles used in the EU.•Eco-kettles have over 30% lower impacts than conventional kettles.•Eco-design water efficiency improvements would reduce impacts in the EU by 31%–33%.•Higher durability and temperature control would result in <5% environmental savings.•An EU eco-design regulation should be developed focusing on water efficiency. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Science of the Total Environment Elsevier

Life cycle environmental evaluation of kettles: Recommendations for the development of eco-design regulations in the European Union

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0048-9697
eISSN
1879-1026
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.262
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Abstract

•First comprehensive environmental evaluation of 145 million kettles used in the EU.•Eco-kettles have over 30% lower impacts than conventional kettles.•Eco-design water efficiency improvements would reduce impacts in the EU by 31%–33%.•Higher durability and temperature control would result in <5% environmental savings.•An EU eco-design regulation should be developed focusing on water efficiency.

Journal

Science of the Total EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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