European Sustainable Development Week is an initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, project and events that promote sustainable development. It takes place every year from 30 May until 5 June. This year’s final event will be entitled "Investing for Future Generations". This topic is an opportunity for us to provide important reminder about the environmental footprint of air purifiers.
The first European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) took place in 2015. It was a key lever for mobilizing political and financial commitment for the United Climate Change Conference. In keeping with preceding years, the 2nd edition is aim at promoting in the broadest possible audience the principles of sustainable development. It is also a powerful tool for encouraging people to always do things better and sharing their ideas. You can register online until 5 June!
So far as air purifiers with filters as are concerned, their "particles balance" is negative. In arriving at these conclusion, we have relied on two sources:
Result: even an air purifier with HEPA filter can best remove the same quantity, at worst 500 times less particles than it emits.
This result is even worse if one takes into account the production of air filters. They have to be often replaced. Otherwise, they pollute.