Clarification #39 Revision C Open for Public Comment

Clarification #39 Revision C Open for Public Comment

The Green Electronics Council has incorporated comments from participating EPEAT Manufacturers on the second version of this Clarification and is now sending the clarification out for another 30-day comment period. EPEAT Manufacturers have requested clarity on what evidence is needed for PC/Display criterion 4.8.2.2 verification requirement b), which reads, “Demonstration that material is normally recyclable or, if not, that there exists a market/use.” In particular, numerous questions have arisen regarding how to prove there exists a market/use for packaging materials that are not considered “normally recyclable” per the IEEE 1680.1 standard. (Note:  See Clarification #38 for guidance from the CDP on demonstration of materials being “normally recyclable”).

Comments will be accepted from all interested stakeholders until May 15, 2017. At the end of the comment period, EPEAT will review the comments and communicate the effective date, as applicable.  The current draft of Clarification #39 may be found here.Comments can be sent to Erin Gately.