Life Cycle Assessment of a DC50

Country of use: USA.
Country of manufacture: Malaysia.
Consumer use: Measured Energy Consumption according to IEC 60312-1, 500 hours use, guarantee period 5 years, no consumables.
Distribution: Ocean freight from Malaysia to USA, truck within Malaysia and USA and a typical journey by car from the store to home.
End of life: Dyson machines contain a high percentage of recyclable material. However, as a worst case scenario, we have assumed for the purpose of this example that this DC50 will not be recycled.
Method: the environmental impact was analysed by Dyson engineers using the Dyson life cycle assessment method, developed in conjunction with the Carbon Trust.
Background Data: emissions factors and other background data are derived from GaBI software provided by PE International.

Life cycle assessment of DC50