TEQOYA air purifiers are exemplary in terms of their CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, due to their power efficiency, long lifespan, and lack of consumables.  However, is their manufacture also eco-friendly? The CO2 impact of the TEQOYA air ionizers - first the TEQOYA 200 and TEQOYA 450, and then the TEQOYA Nomad - was analyzed at each manufacturing process: from the acquisition of raw materials to the packaging of the devices. This has enabled us to identify the main emission factors in manufacturing and make further progress in reducing our carbon footprint. Follow us to learn more about this research!
To calculate the carbon footprint of the TEQOYA 200 and TEQOYA 450 air ionizers, we first identified and listed each component of the devices. Using ADEME's database, we calculated the CO 2 equivalent of each process. 
Raw materials acquisition is the main emission factor of our air ionizers, with a share equivalent to 82% and 78% of the global impact of the two products (respectively TEQOYA 200 and TEQOYA 450). Indeed, the materials and components of the two ionizers represent respectively respectivement 14 kgCO2eq and 19 kgCO2eq of emissions, mainly due to the electronic components. It's hardly difficult to manufacture French electronic components with low carbon emissions. These components are essentially used in any electrical or electronic device: televisions, smartphones, air purifiers...
To illustrate here are the main CO2-emitting components in the TEQOYA 200 and TEQOYA 450 purifiers:
The share of emissions from the TEQOYA 450 is more important than the TEQOYA 200 due to the product's size. Because the TEQOYA 450 is bigger, the amount of plastic used in its manufacture is also bigger, resulting in 3 times higher CO2 emissions. However, in close collaboration with our subcontractors, we search for ways to increase the share of recycled plastic. So this gap is bound to change 😉!
We also assure that our packaging is 100% recyclable: manufactured 100 meters from our factory, the carbon footprint of the packaging transport is zero. These elements explain the low emission of our devices' packaging.
For the TEQOYA 200 and TEQOYA 450 ionizers, plastic injection is the main manufacturing process. Nevertheless, the location of our plants in France is very favorable for us because the French energy mix has low CO2 emissions. For instance, if our manufacturing and assembly plants were located in China, our devices' CO2 footprint would be 14 times bigger.
Our injection plant (located in Angers, France) runs on nuclear energy, which divides its carbon emissions by 9 compared to an average French energy mix and 128 compared to China! This shows clearly the ecological added value of having our plants in France.
As an example, here is the share of the different manufacturing processes of our air purifiers:
The share of emissions from manufacturing is more important for TEQOYA 450 because the product is bigger and the plastic injection processes take longer. This stage is responsible for 2,4 kgCO2eq of the TEQOYA 450 emissions and 0,6 kgCO2eq of the TEQOYA 200 emissions.
Our plants are all located in Europe: in France and the Spanish Basque Country, less than 500 km from our assembly plant near Bordeaux (France). The electronic components transportation is then limited to France and Spain, minimizing the number of kilometers driven. We also assure our raw materials are locally made. To illustrate the wood used in the stands of our products is French oak from the forests of the Chôlet region.
This proximity allows us to reduce carbon emissions due to transport, which only represent 13.6% for the TEQOYA 200 and 10.1% for the TEQOYA 450 global emissions, i.e. never more than 2.6 kgCO2eq, the equivalent in terms of carbon emissions of the manufacturing of 0.3 t-shirts. 
Au bout du compte, l'impact carbone de notre purificateur TEQOYA 200 est minimisé, grâce à sa taille et à la localisation de sa production, car il ne représente que 18 kgCO2eq, soit l'équivalent en termes d'émissions carbone de la production de moins de 3 t-shirts.
Quant au TEQOYA 450, il émet 24kgCO2eq, soit l'équivalent des émissions produites pour la fabrication de moins de 4 t-shirts. Sans oublier que nos ioniseurs vivent plus de 10 ans !
The small size of the TEQOYA Nomad air purifier makes it exemplary from an environmental point of view. Its carbon footprint is only 6 kgCO2eq which is the equivalent of the manufacture of 1 t-shirt..
The majority of TEQOYA Nomad emissions (77%) comes from raw materials, again due to electronic components that aren't manufactured in France.
The manufacturing and assembly processes emit very little CO2 because the pieces are light and small: their design, therefore, requires little electricity consumption. As electricity is not a major CO2 emitter in France, their impact is minimized.
As for the transportation of the TEQOYA Nomad components, the number of kilometers driven is once again reduced to a maximum. The transport emissions of the Nomad at 1 kgCO2eq only represent the manufacture of 0.2 of a t-shirt.
Thanks to our patented ionization technologies and the location of our resources and plants, the CO2 emissions of our air ionizers are truly reduced to keep our eco-friendly commitment. But we always want to do better! 😃 That's why we continue to work with our local subcontractor to obtain as much recycled and recyclable material as possible. And we are developing our research lab to use materials with an even smaller carbon footprint.
 TEQOYA. "L'empreinte écologique de la purification de l'air" : https://www.teqoya.fr/lempreinte-ecologique-de-la-purification-de-lair/
 ADEME : Base Impact et Base Carbone : https://bilans-ges.ademe.fr/
 Connaissance des énergies. "Gaz à effet de serre : qu'est-ce que l'« équivalent CO2 » ?" : https://www.connaissancedesenergies.org/questions-et-reponses-energies/gaz-effet-de-serre-quest-ce-que-l-equivalent-co2
 ADEME. "Impact CO2": https://datagir.ademe.fr/apps/impact-co2/
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