Earth Techling: Demand for EPEAT’s ‘greener’ electronics up almost 30 percent
America is on the brink of one of the biggest shopping days of the year. While many of us look for creative ways to avoid this rampant consumption, the fact remains that a large portion of technology purchases are made during the holidays. While we may not be able to eliminate this shopping frenzy entirely, there are ways to reduce its negative impact on our planet.
EPEAT, one of the largest global registries for greener electronics, recently released its 6th annual report detailing the benefit of purchasing products that meet its strict environmental criteria. Results showed that demand for EPEAT rated products, both here in the U.S. and around the world, continues to grow, resulting in a significant reduction of hazardous solid waste and energy consumption. More