ZDNet: Sales of EPEAT registered products grew 30% in 2011
Is your organization using EPEAT (aka the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) to gauge the toxicity or energy efficiency of the technology it buys?
If so, you have helped eliminate the use of enough mercury to fill more than 1 million household fever thermometers.
If that stat doesn’t impress you, how about this one: You have helped avoid the disposal of close to 74,100 metric tons of hazardous waste – roughly the equivalent of seven Eiffel Towers.
The environmental benefits of EPEAT-rated technology is further explored in the organization’s latest annual report, which shows that sales of EPEAT-registered products grew more than 30 percent in 2011 (the last period for which full-year figures were available) Full article