Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Electrolux Gathers Plastic Debris from the Sea to Make Vacuums
Jun 29, 2010
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

Swedish-based appliance maker Electrolux is gathering plastic debris from the ocean and will recycle the plastic to make a limited number of vacuum cleaners to help raise public awareness of the issue.

"Our oceans are filled with plastic waste. Yet on land, there is a shortage of recycled plastic," wrote Electrolux President and CEO Hans Stråberg for the Vac from the Sea web site. "The supply of sustainable raw material, such as recycled plastic, is crucial for making sustainable appliances."

He added that the program is intended to raise awareness of the threat that waste plastic poses to marine habitats, "and the urgent need for taking better care of the plastic that already exists," he said.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Dec 17, 2014: Bosch names Kenny head of marketing

Dec 17, 2014: Multifamily Production Index off its peak, but still positive

Dec 17, 2014: AHRI launches two new certification programs

Dec 16, 2014: Arçelik awarded for fridge with integrated ice-cream bowl

Dec 16, 2014: Report: appliance segment at the top of 2014 reshoring list

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

November 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight Annual Subscriptions
November 2014: U.S. Appliance Industry: Market Value, Life Expectancy & Replacement Picture 2014
October 2014: Portrait of the European Appliance Industry
September 2014: Appliance Industry Focus: HVAC




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows