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Almost all Slovenian households have a washing machine and refrigerator, and they posses more and more dishwashers, dryers and microwaves. While, on the one hand, the consumption of electricity and other resources is reduced due to rapid and exceptional technological improvements (such as smart appliances), it is also increasing the number of these appliances in households, which negates the achievements in efficient use of resources. This is usually referred to as the "Rebound effect". Changes can only be expected if the implementation of the circular economy practices become more regular and rapid, such as the purchase of processed products, the leasing or sharing of products, and the like.


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Figure PG15-1: Household equipment with white goods
Sources:

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 21.06.2022

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Washing machine[%] Drying machine[%] Refrigerator[%] Freezer or cupboard[%] Dishwasher[%] Microwave[%]
1990 93.30 0 94.80 84.90 9.90 0
1993 94.30 4.10 94.20 81.30 15.50 0
1997 95.60 8.10 96.20 83.70 21.80 0
1999 96.30 11.10 97 85.80 27.70 0
2002 96 14.90 97.80 85.30 34.40 18.30
2003 95.60 15.60 97.90 83.90 37.50 24
2004 96.10 17.70 98.30 82.80 39.90 30.90
2006 96.60 22.40 98.30 82.10 45 43.10
2007 96.70 24.60 98.10 82 47.30 47.40
2012 97.60 26.20 98.50 62.10 52.80 53
2015 96.40 32.70 98.20 61 57.20 53.40
2018 97.20 36.70 98.30 62.50 61.70 56.20
Figure PG15-2: Alternatives to buying new products, 2014
Sources:

European Commission, Directorate for Communications (21. 06. 2022)

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EU - 28[%] Belgium[%] Bulgaria[%] Czechia[%] Denmark[%] Germany [%] Estonia[%] Ireland[%] Greece[%] Spain[%] France[%] Croatia[%] Italy[%] Cyprus[%] Latvia[%] Lithuania[%] Luxembourg[%] Hungary[%] Malta[%] Netherlands[%] Austria[%] Poland[%] Portugal[%] Romania[%] Slovenia[%] Slovakia[%] Finland[%] Sweden[%] United Kingdom[%]
Bought a remanufactured product 35 35 27 35 23 48 26 33 25 37 35 16 22 24 33 31 29 36 12 35 34 37 29 25 29 29 33 23 45
Leased or rented a product 21 37 11 26 19 30 31 25 14 19 25 9 14 13 32 23 27 19 7 26 25 14 15 9 20 27 25 27 23
Used sharing schemes 27 36 18 23 25 31 23 25 30 32 35 30 19 24 45 39 34 23 15 29 28 22 30 13 26 27 59 26 22
None of these alternatives 43 35 59 43 50 32 44 45 52 42 36 55 57 55 33 38 40 43 66 39 38 48 49 64 44 45 26 44 38
Figure PG15-3: Does your company (SME) offer green products or services (2022)?
Sources:

European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (21. 06. 2022)

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Yes[%] No, but you are planning to do so in the next 2 years[%] No and you are not planning to do so[%] Don't know/No answer[%]
EU-27 32 11 54 3
Slovenia 37 9 53 1

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