CII convened representatives from the electronics industry, enterprise purchasers, government and Indian civil society in a discussion of how EPEAT
can support and reinforce Indian efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of electronics.
NSF International is developing the server standard in collaboration with the Green Electronics Council, which manages the EPEAT
In order to recognize districts that have taken most of or all of the steps toward sustainable technology, CoSN and EPEAT
have worked together to develop a green computing certification program.
Environmental Protection Agency's Electronics Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT
At the same time, Apple made a rare u-turn after a flap over the EPEAT
environmental standard and the software on its newest iPhone left something to be desired.
Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge is EPEAT
(Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Gold[TM] and boasts eight hours of battery life (30 hours with extended battery option).
Melanie Nutter, a director for San Francisco's Department of Environment, said: "We are disappointed that Apple chose to withdraw from EPEAT
, and we hope that the city saying it will not buy Apple products will make Apple reconsider its participation," according to the UK's Guardian newspaper.
Apple Inc's withdrawal and almost immediate reconciliation with EPEAT
, a global registry for greener electronics, brought attention to complications recyclers and reusers may encounter once tablets and ultrathin notebook computers reach the secondary market and waste stream.
The electronics bonding solutions from 3M enable manufacturers to achieve higher Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT
) criteria ratings by earning optional points for enabling greater rework and more effective recycling.
But the club took the initiative themselves this afternoon in a bid to prevent a r epeat
The non-profit Green Electronics Council, initially set up to help government, institutional and corporate purchasers evaluate, compare and select electronic products based on various environmental attributes, has now opened up its EPEAT
green certification database to consumers.