New EPA Report Published: Polystyrene Foam Recycled at Low Rates in US

This summer the EPA published a report entitled, “Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures 2013.”  This report is one EPEAT checks for recycling rates in the US.  Criterion in both the 1680.2 and the 1680.3 standards.  Analysis of this report shows that polystyrene foam (PS or Styrofoam) is still not considered recyclable because […]

Verification Round Plan PC-2015-04 to be Launched in Early October 2015 – Training Available

The Plan for Verification Round PC-2015-04 is now available and can be found here. This Round will target specific criteria (,, and for which, in a previous investigation, corrective actions did not fully address other products potentially impacted by the issue causing the non-conformance for the investigated product. The Round will also […]

Criteria Training for Verification Round PC-2015-04

Susan Herbert, the Green Electronics Council’s Conformity Assurance Manager for Computers and Displays, will be holding interactive training webinars on the criteria included in Verification Round PC-2015-04: Optional – Elimination of intentionally added lead in certain applications Optional – Batteries free of lead, cadmium, and mercury Optional – Minimum 90% reusable/recyclable […]

Verification Round Plan IE-2015-01 Level 1 Investigations Begin this Week

The first Imaging Equipment Verification Round began in June with Level 0 investigations.  Level 0 investigations look for publicly available information to determine conformance.  There were several questions which needed to be answered during the round which extended the round considerably.  Now all Level 0 investigations have been completed and those investigations which were determined […]

Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2015-01 is now available

The Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2015-01 is now available, and can be found here. This Round investigated randomly chosen products and criteria, and 74 Level 1 investigations were completed – 47% for required criteria and 53% for optional criteria. Download Outcomes Report Round PC-2015-01  

Register Now for Conformity Assessment Training in Portland, OR

November 2-5, 2015 in Portland, OR, USA Attendees will learn about the EPEAT® system, and conformance to the IEEE 1680.1 Standard for Computers and Computer Displays, the 1680.2 Standard for Imaging Equipment and the 1680.3 Standard for Televisions, from product declaration through verification. Those who successfully complete the full 4-day training and pass the certificate […]