Recycling Resources

Overview

All of the product standards implemented in EPEAT require that the manufacturer take back products at the end of their useful life and that they recycle that equipment responsibly. “Responsible recycling” is defined differently in each of the product standards. The tabs above list recycling schemes or standards that are acceptable for each of the EPEAT product standards.

EPEAT has qualified several Recycler Standards Assessors to evaluate applicant recycler standards:

  • Carson Maxted, Consultant
  • Kelley Keogh, Sin Fronteras Consulting

EPEAT has also established a Recycler Standards Qualification Panel to approve qualification of recycler standards:

  • Libby Chaplin, CEO, Arcadian Solutions (Santa Fe, NM, USA)
  • Patty Dillon, Dillon Environmental Associates (Merrimac, MA, USA)
  • Jack Geibig, President, Ecoform (Knoxville, TN, USA)
  • Robert (Bob) Pfahl, Ph.D., Pfahl Consulting (Alexandria, VA, USA)
  • Annette Roesler, Ph.D., Independent Professional Chemist (Bad Kreuznach, Germany)

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PC and Displays:

Recycling Frameworks Equivalent to “Plug-In Guidelines”

Consistent with Criterion 4.6.1.1 of the IEEE 1680.1-2009 standard, EPEAT’s product takeback and recycling criteria for PCs and Displays require provision of recycling services that conform to the U.S. EPA Plug-In to eCycling Guidelines for Materials Management. See the U.S. EPA’s Plug-In to eCycling Guidelines for Materials Management: Sample Audit Checklist.

To simplify selection of recycling services, the EPEAT recycler Standards Qualification Panel (SQP) from time to time reviews recycling standards, certifications and systems and determines whether they are ‘functionally equivalent’ to the Plug In Guidelines.

To date, the SQP has found the following to be functionally equivalent to the Plug-In to eCycling Guidelines. Please note that this list is updated periodically.

Commercial Recycler Standards

 

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Imaging Equipment

Qualified Recycling Standards

EPEAT has qualified the following Standards Assessors to evaluate electronics take-back standards:

  • Kelley Keogh
  • Carson Maxted

EPEAT has established and maintains a Standards Qualification Panel to qualify Electronics Take-back Standards.  The following Electronics Take-back Standards for Imaging Equipment have been qualified for use to meet the requirements of Criterion 4.6.2.1 of the IEEE 1680.2-2012 standard.

Qualified Standards with an Associated IAF Member-Accredited Certification Program
In order to be conformant with 4.6.2.1 in a country, a subscriber must ensure that all WEEE from registered and formally registered products sold in that country is managed by Initial Service Providers that are certified to one of these standards:

Qualified Standards with No Associated IAF Member-Accredited Certification Program
When registering products in a country in which there are no Initial Service Providers certified to a qualified standard, for an 18-month grace period subscribers may use ISPs who are second- or third-party audited to the following standards:

Standards Proposed for Evaluation

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Televisions

Qualified Recycling Standards

EPEAT has qualified the following Standards Assessors to evaluate electronics take-back standards:

  • Kelley Keogh
  • Carson Maxted

EPEAT has established and maintains a Standards Qualification Panel to qualify Electronics Take-back Standards.  The following Electronics Take-back Standards for Televisions have been qualified for use to meet the requirements of Criterion 4.6.2.1 of the 1680.3-2012 standard.

Qualified Standards with an Associated IAF Member-Accredited Certification Program
In order to be conformant with 4.6.2.1 in a country, a subscriber must ensure that all WEEE from registered and formally registered products sold in that country is managed by Initial Service Providers that are certified to one of these standards:

Qualified Standards with No Associated IAF Member-Accredited Certification Program
When registering products in a country in which there are no Initial Service Providers certified to a qualified standard, for an 18-month grace period subscribers may use ISPs who are second- or third-party audited to the following standards:

Standards Proposed for Evaluation

Please contact us to request evaluation of a standard.