Increasing product longevity

Lengthening useful product life
The average age of a fridge or washing machine in the Netherlands has come down from some 12 years in the 1970s to some 7 years in the 1990s. This also maximizes overall energy consumption because it takes 7 years of operating a washing machine to spend as much energy as it has taken to produce the washing machine in the first place.
Reducing waste
Life Life
Society Elderly
Industry Products
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land