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Published on July 2nd, 2021 | by The GC Team

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Eggshells make egg trays: Beko’s sustainable world

Beko has introduced a series of sustainable products using constituents such as coffee residue, recycled fishnet waste, industrial thread waste, eggshell wastes and plastics to help consumers reduce their impact on the environment.

The appliances – a washing machine/washer dryer, oven, tumble dryer, refrigerator, espresso coffee maker and dishwasher – were introduced during an online showcase at which the Turkish brand shared a Europe-wide survey on attitudes and concerns about sustainability.

The survey results concluded that human environmental damage is perceived by all respondents as the most critical threat to a sustainable planet, followed by the world plastic problem, then infectious diseases, which may not have even made the list had these questions been asked two years ago. Extreme weather comes next, followed by natural disasters, natural resource crisis, biodiversity loss, food waste and water stress.

Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik, Beko’s parent company, said: “Our goals in sustainability and our leading efforts in innovation are two great parts of the same whole. Their evolution depends on each other. It is up to us to find better, more environmentally conscious ways of conducting our lives.”

Highlights of the new products:

EcoTub Washing Machine & Washer Dryer

  • Plastic waste transformed into a valuable alternative raw material
  • Approximately up to 60 recycled 0.5L PET bottles used in the tubs of washing machines and washer dryers on certain models
  • Recycled PET flakes used along with other plastics and additives without an effect on the tub’s effective performance
  • World’s first example of this type of application in home appliances
  • Eco-friendly new manufacturing method significantly lowers carbon dioxide emissions
  • Since the beginning of this project in 2017, 58 million plastic bottles have been recycled with a reduction of CO2 emissions by almost 2,200 tons

EcoFiber Oven (pictured)

  • A sustainable material from recycled fishnet waste and industrial thread waste
  • 5% recycled fishnet waste and 65% industrial thread waste used in plastic parts such as door décor plastic and display cover
  • 50% of the BI Oven inner display cover made from industrial thread waste

GreenDry Tumble Dryer

  • Uses recycled plastic in 15% of its plastic parts on average, including in the water tank housing and back cover
  • In the past two years, 2,420 tonnes of plastic were recycled for this cause

BioCycle Refrigerator

  • Durable components composed of bio-based plastics
  • Egg trays made from eggshell wastes and bioplastics
  • Each fridge’s two egg trays contain eggshell waste from 5 eggs
  • Fan cover 100% bio-based plastics (33gr) from sustainable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane
  • Door seal 25% bio-based (soybean oil) materials (195 gr)

BioCoffee Espresso Machine

  • Developed with bio-composite technology
  • Each espresso machine made with five cups of coffee residue, reducing carbon footprint by 5% in bio-composite parts

AutoDose Dishwasher

  • AutoDose dispenses the right amount of detergent for sparkling clean dishes every time
  • Up to 28% less detergent used with AutoDose

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