EPEAT Article in E-Scrap News

Recently wrote an article with Anne Peters of Gracestone Inc. on EPEAT and E-Scrap for the recent E-scrap conference – “Setting the Standard: An EPEAT Progress Report.”   I now have a copy available for download for those that are interested! Click — E-Scrap EPEAT Article to open article in a new...

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Summer Imaging Subgroup Update

Environmentally Sensitive Materials: Materials experts have joined recent calls and provided input; September meetings will focus on organohalogens. Materials Selection: Investigating recycled plastics and bio-based materials, policies.  Focusing on criteria for recycled plastics. Design for End of Life/Product Logevity: Focusing on Design for EOL.  Reviewed currently existing ecolabels in the market with general agreement that Blue Angel...

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EPEAT June Update

EPEAT has been moving forward this summer with much interest and participation from our multistakeholder group.  Both the Imaging and Television development teams are hard at work in many subcommittees (and too many calls to keep track of, sometimes!) beginning work on the development of both unique and common criteria.  At the same time, the non-sustantive changes to the IEEE 1680 computer standard have been completed and are now being...

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EPSC DFE Report

The Electronic Product Stewardship Canada 2009 update to the Design for Environment (DfE) report on electronics has been posted here.  This report was commissioned by EPSC last year and completed earlier this year by a team from the Green Electronics Council.  Schaffer Environmental was the lead project manager for this project and a great team was assembled to perform the research. I hope the report is useful and please provide feedback here...

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Carbon Mis-Calculations?

Not all carbon calculators are created equal…in fact, if you provide the same starting information to 10 different calculators, you will likely get ten totally different answers that could vary by several orders of magnitude.  Does that mean that each of them is wrong?  Not necessarily… part of the issue with calculating carbon emissions today comes from what assumptions are made and what standards are used in the calculations. ...

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