Joining the ranks of Canon, Xerox, Ricoh, Dell, and Lexmark, Epson has signed on to register for the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), for EPEAT’s newly created category for digital-imaging devices.
The EPEAT registry now includes printers, scanners, copiers and MFPs to help companies, governments and consumers compare and purchase greener imaging equipment. The expanded registry now includes a number of Epson MFPs and large format printers, with Epson stating it will add more devices as EPEAT deems them compliant with its environmental requirements, which take into account numerous eco-friendly criteria, including energy consumption, product packaging, materials usage, and more.
"Epson’s inclusion in the EPEAT registry underscores a longstanding commitment to environmental responsibility and performance," commented Colin Donahoe, director of business imaging at Epson America. "We have already registered a number of devices with EPEAT based on their environmental criteria, and Epson worldwide is working to continually expand the number of devices on the EPEAT registry to make it easier for consumers and organizations to identify and purchase greener printers."
To be added to the EPEAT registry, an imaging device must meet at least 33 required environmental performance criteria that were developed during a four-year stakeholder consensus process that involved hundreds of representatives from the environmental, research, governmental, and manufacturing sectors. EPEAT rates products on a life-cycle basis, addressing the elimination of toxic substances, the use of recycled and recyclable materials, their design for recycling, product longevity, energy efficiency, corporate performance and packaging, among other criteria. More information is available at www.epeat.net.
"I’m pleased to count Epson among the pioneers of EPEAT’s new Imaging Equipment category," commented Robert Frisbee, EPEAT CEO. "As a founding manufacturer, Epson is forging a path toward a world filled with greener options for imaging equipment and multifunction devices."
More than 533 million EPEAT-registered products have been purchased since the original PC/Display rating system debuted in July 2006. According to EPEAT, the availability of these products has contributed to the elimination of greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 11 million U.S. vehicles' annual impact, reducing more than 394,000 metric tons of hazardous waste and solid waste by nearly 167,000 metric tons. This reduction is equivalent to nearly 86,000 U.S. households' annual waste.
EPEAT is a global registry for greener electronics, and is headquarter in Portland, Oregon. The registry includes the products from a broad range of manufacturers and wide array of countries. EPEAT combines comprehensive criteria for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims. More than 533 million EPEAT-registered products have been sold worldwide since 2006, resulting in significant environmental benefits. EPEAT was developed through a stakeholder consensus process and is managed by the Green Electronics Council, a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon.
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Source: Epson Signs on for EPEAT Eco-Friendly Registry
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