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Join us for an EPEAT-focused webinar in July

For electronics manufacturers and recyclers, optimizing your processes around EPEAT compliance can save significant amounts of time and money for you and your organization. Join us for an EPEAT-focused webinar on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Register here, or read on to find out more about how you can benefit from this free opportunity.

What’s EPEAT?

EPEAT is the leading IT sector ecolabel used by large-scale purchasers globally to identify and purchase sustainable computers, imaging equipment, and televisions, with plans to extend to mobile phones in August 2017. It is managed by the Green Electronics Council, who also manages an online registry of all the products that meet the EPEAT criteria. EPEAT takes into consideration environmental criteria from across the whole lifecycle of electronic products, enabling public and private sector large-scale purchasers to make responsible decisions regarding what they buy.

EPEAT is gaining popularity in Europe, strengthened by the new European Directive on public procurement[1], which needed to be transposed in the national legislation of the EU member states by 18 April 2016.

Recycler auditing is one of the EPEAT end of life criteria, and proves to be highly time and resource-consuming for all parties involved. It also appears to be one of the most difficult of EPEAT requirements to meet, as the majority of manufacturers are not able to provide adequate evidence that they are auditing their recyclers[2]. To support you, our webinar will focus specifically on the EPEAT requirements for product end of life.

What will the webinar cover?

The webinar will cover:

  • An explanation of EPEAT recycling requirements across standards (i.e. PCs and Displays vs. Imaging Equipment and Televisions)
  • Guidance on compliance with EPEAT requirements
  • An update on pending changes to the EPEAT recycling requirements across standards
  • The opportunity to join a follow-up discussion, where you can hear more from the Green Electronics Council and Anthesis, and take part in discussion with other webinar attendees on roadblocks around practical implementation of the EPEAT criteria.

We are thrilled to have Melanie Bower; EPEAT Program Director, from the Green Electronics Council, as a guest speaker. Melanie will present on the EPEAT end of life criteria across different product categories.

And you won’t just have the chance to learn from our speaker, but learn from each other afterwards, too. As practitioners, our webinar attendees will have a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share with each other regarding how to make compliance with EPEAT end of life requirements more effective, less time-consuming, and more cost-efficient for all parties in a follow-up discussion.

The webinar is at 4.00pm CEST / 3.00pm BST / 10.00am EDT / 7am PDT on July 13, 2017.

Register for the webinar here and get in touch with contact@anthesisgroup.com if you have any questions.

We hope you can join us.

 

[1] Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=celex:32014L0024

[2] Outcomes Report EPEAT Verification Round PC-2013-02 available at http://www.epeat.net/documents/verification-round/2013-02/OutcomesReportPC-2013-02.pdf

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