The EPEAT recycler Standards Qualification Panel (SQP) from time to time reviews recycling standards, certifications and systems to determine whether they meet the Plug-In Guidelines for Materials Management specified by the U.S. EPA. These reviews are designed to simplify selection of recycling services. The SQP has determined that Version 0.1 of the European Recycling Platform standard TS.EW.001 – Technical and Management Requirements for WEEE, dated 27 July 2015, is “functionally equivalent” to the Plug-In Guidelines for use in the EU and EFTA.
Expanding the recycling options to include TS.EW.001 adds another option for manufacturers to demonstrate conformance while maintaining consistency with Criterion 188.8.131.52 of the IEEE 1680.1-2009 standard, EPEAT’s product takeback and recycling criteria for PCs and Displays. Click here to see a full list of all commercial recycler standards that have been evaluated and found “functionally equivalent.”