Considering the environmental implications of current appliance disposal practices, our nation has an opportunity to positively impact the planet. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 40% of appliances collected by retailers are resold or enter the used-appliance market, where the appliances continue to consume an excessive amount of energy.1
If less used appliances are curbed from entering the market, more new energy-efficient appliance purchases (ENERGY STAR® units) can be made by consumers from retailers.
AAP’s current offerings are efficient and environmentally responsible, making AAP a leader in appliance end-of-life management. AAP has made a commitment to curb the used-appliance business and strongly believes that selling older model used appliances into the market is incompatible with downstream accountability measures.
1 U.S Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.epa.gov/ozone/partnerships/rad/raddisposal_factsheet.html