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Green Electronics Council Offers Database to Large Volume Purchasers

July 26, 2006

Green Electronics Council Offers Database to Large Volume Purchasers

The Green Electronics Council has released the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) database. More than 60 computers, laptops, and monitors that meet strict environmental criteria are listed in the database. The database is avairable EPEAT website.

Compared to traditional computer equipment, all EPEAT-registered computers have reduced levels of cadmium, lead, and mercury to better protect human health and the environment. They are more energy efficient, which reduces emissions of climate changing greenhouse gases. They are also easier to upgrade and recycle.

Although EPEAT rankings are just being released, EPEAT is already referenced in almost $32 billion worth of computer contracts.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that over the next five years, purchases of EPEAT registered computers will result in reductions of:
- More than 13 million pounds of hazardous waste
- More than 3 million pounds of non-hazardous waste
- More than 600,000 MWh of energy ? enough to power 6 million homes

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