10 Toshiba e-STUDIO Copier MFPs Achieve EPEAT Gold Rating for Eco-Friendliness
Toshiba America Business Solutions reports that 10 of its e-STUDIO copier MFPs have secured the top global environmental standard for electronics, the EPEAT Gold rating.
EPEAT’s Gold rating represents the world’s most elite standard for greener electronics, with Silver and Bronze being the other levels established by the Green Electronics Council, the Oregon organization managing the ratings system.
Thirty-nine of Toshiba’s e-STUDIO copier MFPs now meet EPEAT’s top two environmental standards (Gold and Silver). The EPEAT rating system evaluates an electronic product’s environmental standing in areas such as recyclability, reduction/elimination of toxic materials, energy conservation, packaging, and consumables. Products attain a Bronze rating by meeting more than two dozen required criteria. Devices that earn a Silver or Gold rating have met an additional number of optional criteria.
EPEAT is used as an environmental purchasing requirement by eight national governments, including the United States, and is integrated into hundreds of municipal, educational, healthcare, and enterprise IT contracts worldwide. The rating criteria were developed during a four-year stakeholder consensus process that involved hundreds of representatives from the environmental, research, governmental and manufacturing sectors.
“I applaud Toshiba American Business Solutions for attaining the highest environmental standards for electronics, the EPEAT Gold rating,” commented U.S. Congresswoman Mimi Walters.
To attain an EPEAT Gold rating, an imaging device must meet all 33 required criteria and at least 75 percent of the 26 optional criteria. As of today, a mere 20 percent of all EPEAT-registered imaging products had achieved a Gold rating.
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