Executive Order 13693, and What it Means to EPEAT

On March 19, the Obama Administration published Executive Order 13693 addressing federal sustainability efforts. The new Executive Order reinforces the need to accomplish environmentally sound purchasing, but several elements threaten to weaken that very mission. Stakeholders in the sustainable electronics community have consequently expressed concern and confusion. The new Executive Order deletes references to EPEAT, […]

Explanation of EPEAT Requirements for Recycler Certification

In response to questions from a number of participating manufacturers about recycling requirements across geographies and product categories, GEC staff have developed a brief document discussing the EPEAT system’s End of Life environmental performance requirements.  The document briefly covers the currently approved standards for use with IE and TV registrations, and may clarify what steps […]

First Annual EPEAT Purchaser Awards – Apply Today!

Recognizing Excellence in Green Procurement of Electronics. Applications accepted through April 6, 2015. Does your organization use EPEAT to source environmentally preferable electronics? If so, consider applying for the first annual EPEAT Purchaser Awards, which recognize the efforts of those driving environmental improvements through environmentally preferable electronics purchasing. Applications are being accepted through April 6 for […]

Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2014-04 is Now Available

The Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2014-04 is now available, and can be found here. This Round focused on packaging take-back and reuse, and examined two optional criteria– 4.8.4.1 (Provision of take-back program for packaging) and 4.8.5.1 (Documentation of reusable packaging). Download Outcomes Report PC-2014-04