Electrolux created the prototype of a new sustainable fridge


Electrolux announced the creation of a refrigerator prototype with all the visible plastic parts made of bioplastics from renewable sources. The bioplastic for the refrigerator has a more than 80% lower carbon footprint compared to the conventional plastics used today. Over the last several years, the Electrolux Global Connectivity & Technology Center (GC&T) has explored and tested how bioplastics can be applied in Electrolux products and packaging.
Unlike ordinary plastics that are oil-based, bioplastics such as those used in the newly developed prototype refrigerator come directly from renewable resources, such as corn or sugarcane. The bioplastics used in the refrigerator are recyclable.
«We are very excited and proud to have developed the world’s first bioplastic concept fridge, which is truly groundbreaking – said Jan Brockmann, Chief Operations Officer at Electrolux. – Our ambition is to develop even more innovative, sustainable home appliances that we might see on the market in the future».