ECO TOASTER – LCA of an electric product

The objective was to reduce the environmental impact of a toaster. A Life Cycle Analysis (according to the Eco Indicator 99 method) was made.

The improved toaster (below) is easy to disassemble at the end of its life. The number of materials and pieces are reduced. This saves time and money and valuable materials can be taken cared of and reused.

The examined toaster contained about 100 pieces in 12 materials (53 % recyclable) – The new improved design: 32 pieces in 7 materials (91 % recyclable).

The energy consumption when toasting is slightly decreased by using two independent compartments.