May 28, 2013
Morning Ledger reports that 60 of Samsung’s printers have now been registered with the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), the global registry for greener electronics, which reportedly means that the OEM has the largest amount of products rated on EPEAT.
To be eligible for EPEAT registry, products must meet a number of environmental performance criteria across 10 main categories, including reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive material, design for end of life, product longevity/life cycle extension and consumables. Furthermore, since 2008 the US Federal Government has required products up for bid to be registered with EPEAT.
According to the article, since the introduction of EPEAT in 2006, the purchase of EPEAT-registered products has led to a reduction in solid waste of nearly 167,000 tons, avoided over 394,000 tons of hazardous waste, and has helped to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual impact of 11 million US vehicles.
Tod Pike, Senior Vice President at Samsung’s Enterprise Division, said: “At Samsung we strive to design and build our MFPs and printers in an environmentally responsible way, and we are glad to have those efforts result in ratings by EPEAT known for their strict, comprehensive criteria for greener electronics. We are pleased to have participated in EPEAT’s thorough process and especially gratified to have 60 of our print devices rated for environmental performance.”
Speaking on behalf of EPEAT, Robert Frisbee, CEO of EPEAT, commented: “Samsung is among the leaders in global printer registrations, much as they’re a leader in EPEAT’s PC/Display and television categories. I applaud Samsung for their commitment to environmental performance and design across multiple categories.”
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