Clarification #39 Open for Public Comment
The Green Electronics Council has incorporated comments from participating EPEAT Manufacturers on the first 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 188.8.131.52 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 February 24, 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 and the link to provide comments may be found here. To provide comments on the current draft click here.