KYOCERA Joins EPEAT Registry for Greener Electronic Products

KYOCERA Document Solutions of Japan reports that it’s submitted various MFPs and printers for inclusion on the EPEAT registry for more environmentally friendly electronic products. The firm also reported that the following MFPs and printers are now Silver registered with EPEAT, the global rating system for green electronics in the United States:

EPEAT Silver registered products
Color MFPs TASKalfa 7551ci / 6551ci
TASKalfa 5551ci / 4551ci / 3551ci / 3051ci
TASKalfa 2551ci
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Black & White MFPs TASKalfa 8001i / 6501i
TASKalfa 5501i / 4501i / 3501i
TASKalfa 3510i / 3010i
Color Printers ECOSYS P6030cdn / P6026cdn / P6021cdn
Black & White Printers ECOSYS FS-4300DN / 4200DN / 4100DN / 2100DN

KYOCERA says it also plans to register an additional 16 current models, and that it will aim for EPEAT Gold registration for future products.

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) standards rate products on a lifecycle basis and is used to promote the development and sale of green electronics. EPEAT labels are used as a standard for government purchasing in the United States and seven other national governments, as well as by thousands of regional governments, universities, and businesses worldwide.

In 2006 EPEAT was first adopted to evaluate PC and display equipment, and in 2013 expanded to cover imaging equipment including MFPs and printers. The 59 environmental criteria for imaging equipment include 33 mandatory criteria such as recovery and recycling of products and consumables. Products that meet all mandatory criteria are eligible for Bronze registration. Products that meet all mandatory and 50 percent of option criteria are eligible for Silver, while Gold registration for those that in addition meet 75 percent of the optional criteria.

For more information about KYOCERA’s latest EPEAT registered products, visit EPEAT here.

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