Sustainable Business Oregon: Robert Frisbee finds high-growth heaven at EPEAT
In March, the green electronics nonprofit EPEAT announced that Robert Frisbee would leave his gig raising money for the Oregon Sustainability Center and take the helm of the growing organization, which is dedicated to getting gadget makers to be more environmentally responsible.
Since taking over at EPEAT, Frisbee has been in high gear, striking partnerships with global organizations.
At six years old, EPEAT, a spinoff from the Zero Waste Alliance, had already grown to 50 member manufacturers who list more than 3,200 electronic products — including PCs and laptops — that have been verified across a number of factors as environmentally friendly.
Last week, representatives from four certification and testing organizations — DERKA, Intertek, UL Environment and VDE — were in town to work on a new partnership with EPEAT to extend the reach of its environmental product registry.
We caught up with Frisbee to find out more about these partnerships, what else we should know about EPEAT — Full article