Climate friendly refrigerators need to be prioritised in Rwanda

The use of refrigerators has seen a steady uptake in Rwanda raising concerns on their environmental effects. The latest report by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) analyses this impact.

The Domestic Refrigerating Appliance and Room Air Conditioner Market Study found that Kigali leads with 30,155 refrigerator owners; followed by the Southern Province with 23,389; Western Province 17,341; Eastern Province 16,052; and the Northern Province with 10,575 refrigerators.

Driven by a steady rise in economic growth and a significant expansion of electrification, more Rwandans are now using refrigerators. A total of 97,512 refrigerators in Rwanda were in circulation in 2020.

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