Jul 24 - Environmentally Friendly Computers Identified
Submitted by Recycling News on July 24, 2006 - 11:41.
In the past month, computer manufacturers have rolled out new computer recycling programs. Now, in another competition of sorts, they are vying for the most environmentally friendly computers in the market. Benjamin Pimental of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the U.S. EPA launched a new website to allow individuals, organizations and other institutions to be knowledgeable of and buy computers that meet the EPA standard set up through the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).
The complete article notes that these registered eco-friendly computers contain reduced levels of cadmium, lead and mercury and are also classified as energy efficient and easier to upgrade and recycle. CAW is currently sponsoring AB 2202 (Saldaña), which would require electronic manufacturers to phase out the use of mercury, lead, cadmium and hexavalent chromium by 2010.
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