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EPEAT adds green ratings to mobile phones

July 16, 2013

EPEAT adds green ratings to mobile phones

The Green Electronics Council is teaming up with UL Environment to add a mobile device category to the EPEAT green electronics registry. Given the rate at which individuals purchase new mobile phones, commonly as often as every two years, EPEAT decided to make the new list a priority.

For now, the list includes phones and smartphones that are already part of the UL 110 standard of sustainability for mobile phones. However, items such as tablet computers will be considered in the future as either part of this group or as an entirely separate list.

“Mobile products evolve quickly and have a short lifecycle, presenting us with a clear opportunity to significantly reduce their environmental impact,” said Robert Frisbee, CEO of the Green Electronics Council, the organization that manages EPEAT.

Read more at GreenBiz.

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