Initiatives and Case Studies
Beko’s Recycled Content
Beko has introduced a range of appliances that incorporate parts made from recycled fishnets, industrial thread waste, and recycled plastic bottles. By transforming recycled materials into high performance appliance parts, Beko are striving to reduce their carbon footprint. Beko has also committed to investing in energy efficiency and in 2020, their production plants became carbon neutral.
Member Initiative / Producer / Fridge & Freezers / Other Large Equipment / Reduce / Rethink / Reuse
- Arcelik R&D develops high-performance and eco-friendly recycled plastic formulations to replace their virgin counterparts without sacrificing the durability of the products.
- Beko incorporates recycled fishnets, industrial thread waste, and recycled plastic bottles into their products.
- Beko’s recycled range includes ovens, washing machines and washer dryers.
|PET bottles||58 million|
|Recycled waste fishing nets||8 tonnes|
|Recycled industrial thread waste||111.7 tonnes|
Beko plc is the UK and Ireland subsidiary of Arçelik A.Ş. Established in 1955, Arçelik A.Ş is one of the largest household appliance producers in Europe with a global workforce of over 30,000 people in more than 30 countries, distributing products and services to 130+ countries.
Beko’s Recycled Range features parts made from recycled fishnets, industrial thread waste, and recycled plastic bottles. By transforming recycled materials into high performance appliance parts, Beko are striving to reduce their carbon footprint.
Using innovative technology, the RecycledTub washing machines and washer dryers use up to 60 recycled bottles to produce the drums of the washing machines and washer dryers. The recycled plastic bottles are transformed into high performance and durable materials. They also use AquaTech technology, which delivers washes that are up to 50% faster and gentler. Beko’s FiberCatcher™ Washing Machine has an integrated microfibre filter which can remove up to 90% of synthetic microfibres during synthetic wash cycles.
Beko RecycledNet ovens are designed to help reduce marine pollution with the door décor plastic, display cover and inner display cover made from recycled fishnets and thread waste. The BioFridge™ Fridge Freezer has parts and accessories made from bio-based resources such as sugar cane, eggshell waste and soya oil.
In 2022, Beko launched their Harvest Fresh campaign. HarvestFresh™ technology incorporates innovative three-colour light technology which mimics the sun’s natural 24-hour cycle, preserving vitamins A and C in fruit and vegetables for up to five days.