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Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
Abstract: A Web-based procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in public and private sectors evaluate, compare, and select desktop computers, notebooks, and monitors based on their environmental attributes. Manufacturers register their products based on specific environmental criteria. Products meeting the minimum standard are ranked as bronze, silver, or gold, based on additional, optional criteria they meet. EPEAT is multi- stakeholder, funded by EPA, and managed by the non-profit Zero Waste Alliance.
Source: Zero Waste Alliance

Green Supply Line
Abstract: A Web site devoted to covering the impact of global environmental standards on the supply chain. It covers RoHS and lead-free product announcements, and news on global environmental standards.
Source: CMP Media LLC

Standard for Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products
Abstract: The standard can be purchased from IEEE on this site. This standard is the basis for the criteria used for conformance with EPEAT.
Source: IEEE  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., a non-profit professional organization for the advancement of technology.
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