It is no secret that the way we live our lives impacts the environment. And with energy prices on the rise, it’s more important than ever to make sustainable choices when it comes to the products we use every day. One of the most common appliances in our homes is the white goods – things like refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers. In this blog post, we will explore how white goods can be manufactured and sold in a more sustainable way. We’ll also take a look at how buying white goods locally can help reduce their environmental impact.
Energy prices, as we all know, have been rising globally. This is due, in part due to the re-opening of the economy post the worst of the pandemic but also various geopolitical issues. These rising prices are having a knock-on effect on all of us, from the price of raw materials to our food bills. This trend, unfortunately, is set to continue so all of us will need to make difficult choices about how we can save money but also save the environment.
A smart way we can save on energy bills but also save the environment is to make smarter choices about the white goods we buy and also where we buy them from. We can all make smart choices when we start our buying journey if we need a new washing machine, dishwasher or refrigerator. The first thing to check, if you are conscious about how much energy you are using, is the energy efficiency rating of a product. Each white good item will have an energy efficiency rating and, in the UK, the scale goes from A+++ to G. These ratings can help you choose an appliance that is more energy-efficient than others on the market and a lot of these products will boast about how they are better for your pocket as well as being kinder to the environment.
Another part of buying white goods in a more sustainable way is to consider where we are buying them from. Is it more energy-efficient and sustainable, for instance, to buy from a retailer who will have to ship your goods halfway across the country to your door or locally? Buying locally is not only better for the environment globally it is also better for your local economy – reducing Co2 emissions and supporting local jobs can be easy. In this hyper-connected age, many of us will search the internet to find the best deal but if you are looking for a great deal on a washing machine you may be surprised that you can get a great deal from Euronics, from just around the corner.
In conclusion, the way you buy your white goods can have an impact on both the environment and your pocket. For this reason, it’s worth taking steps to ensure that these purchases are made in a more sustainable way. The first step is always to check the energy efficiency rating of a product and, from there, see where it is most sensible to buy it from.