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MBA Polymers

MBA Polymers Producing Plastics from E-Waste

Plastics recycling and technology company MBA Polymers has started what it says it the first commercial production line in the world manufacturing post-consumer PC/ABS pellets from shredded e-waste. PC/ABS — a blend of polycarbonate (PC) with acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS) — is used in a huge range of electronic products such … Read more »


Reducing E-Waste Through Purchasing Decisions

Reducing e-waste not only conserves resources and keeps toxins out of the environment, it also saves money in waste management costs — and can help firms avoid costly compliance fees as a result of illegally storing or disposing of e-waste. Machine Design offers five strategies to reduce e-waste. These include … Read more »

Standards & Certification Briefing: CODA, EPEAT, Facts

CODA’s energy storage system – the CODA Core – has received ‘subject 1973’ safety standards certification from UL. The CODA 40kWh high-voltage system is the first commercial scale energy storage system specifically targeted for behind-the-meter use to be subjected to UL 1973 and pass. The Green Electronics Council expanded the EPEAT environmental … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Sustainable Roofing, EPEAT, Highest LEED in West

ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, through its Subcommittee D08.24 on Sustainability, is developing several standards for sustainable roofing systems. These include ASTM WK26599, Guide for Design of Sustainable, Low-Slope Roofing Systems; ASTM WK24614, Guide for Recycling Practices and Reporting Methodology; ASTM WK26595, Guide for Roof System Durability; ASTM WK26596, Practice for … Read more »

Greener IT Challenge

Microsoft ‘Challenges’ Companies’ PC Purchasing Behavior

Microsoft has launched a challenge and website to help companies and consumers better understand the environmental impact of buying, using and disposing of a PC. The Greener IT Challenge website has video and text about environmentally friendly PCs. It includes a “training” section that gives business customers the information they … Read more »

CVS Coastal Cleanup

CVS Employees Collect 11 Tons of Trash

CVS Caremark employees collected about 11 tons of trash from shorelines across the US in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy in an effort to promote clean waterways, the pharmacy chain says. The CVS Caremark Shoreline Cleanup, a national environmental employee engagement campaign, has held five cleanup events this year, collecting … Read more »

Samsung, LG TVs Make EPEAT Debut

More than 50 television models from LG Electronics and 71 Samsung TVs are now rated on the Electronic Product Environmental Tool (EPEAT) global registry for greener electronics, which expanded yesterday to include televisions for the first time. EPEAT says this marks the first time a comprehensive standard has been available … Read more »

Coalition Calls for EPEAT to Split From Industry Body

The Electronics TakeBack Coalition has accused industry organization IEEE of overpowering the process of how standards are developed for the Electronic Product Environmental Tool (EPEAT), a global registry that many consumers, governments and universities base their purchasing decisions on. IEEE rules have given major electronics companies too much power, resulting … Read more »

Dell, Canon, Ricoh, Xerox Debut on EPEAT Imaging Equipment Registry

Canon, Dell, Ricoh and Xerox are the first manufacturers to have qualifying products listed in the new imaging equipment category of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, a global registry for greener electronics. EPEAT, which already operates a registry for computers and displays, finalized standards for imaging equipment last June. … Read more »

Apple, Samsung Tin Under Fire

Apple, Samsung Tin Under Fire

Friends of the Earth has called on Apple and Samsung to tell consumers where they source the tin used in their mobile phones, as part of the UK-based advocacy group’s Make It Better campaign. The initiatives calls for large companies to be transparent about their supply-chain impacts, and pushes for … Read more »

Controversial Apple Laptop Verified as EPEAT-Compliant; Samsung, Toshiba, Lenovo Also Approved

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display, which stirred controversy when the manufacturer withdrew and then reinstated use of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, has been verified as meeting EPEAT standards, as EPEAT announces that all ultralight devices listed in its registry met the organization’s environmental criteria. This includes ultrathin notebooks … Read more »

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