The LAVERGNE GROUP INC., a leader in the manufacture of engineering resins, composites and alloys used in electronics, automobiles and office furniture, today announced its has committed to the EPEAT Champion program. EPEAT is the definitive global rating system for green electronics. As an EPEAT Champion, The LAVERGNE GROUP will promote the EPEAT system and its positive environmental benefits to customers worldwide.
Customers of The LAVERGNE GROUP rely on the company’s quality engineering resins to produce parts for electronic applications such as ink cartridges, toner cartridge components and printer components. Meeting EPEAT certification requirements is key for LAVERGNE customers since it helps them demonstrate their commitment to responsible use of raw materials, including recycled materials, for their applications.
“We believe that if an industry has access to high-quality recycled materials, it makes their sustainability goals that much easier to achieve,” said Jean-Luc Lavergne, CEO of The LAVERGNE GROUP. “As we advance that theme with our own clients, we look forward to encouraging manufacturers and others to explore EPEAT, which is also focused on making environmental decisions easier for its users.”
The EPEAT system evaluates products on a lifecycle basis, addressing their design for recycling, elimination of toxic substances, use of recycled and recyclable materials, product longevity, energy efficiency and packaging, among other attributes. More than 50 manufacturers have registered products with EPEAT worldwide.
Several of LAVERGNE’s clients are among the manufacturers that have registered their devices in EPEAT. LAVERGNE’s products use recycled resins that are refined and formulated to produce high-performance engineering resins. Its CLIC Division (Closed Loop Innovation Company) further specializes in the development of plastics recovery processes and polymer separation and cleaning processes.
Over their lifetime, EPEAT-registered electronics purchased globally since 2006 will deliver significant environmental benefits compared to products not meeting EPEAT criteria. To date, purchasers choosing EPEAT-registered electronics over products that don’t meet the system’s criteria have eliminated enough mercury to fill 4.6 million fever thermometers, avoided more than 528,000 metric tons of hazardous waste, and reduced solid waste by the equivalent of 248,000 U.S. households’ annual waste.