More green PCs expected to go on sale

Jul 25, 2006

More manufacturers are producing computers that meet the Environmental Protection Agency's green standards.

The EPA reported Monday that companies including Dell and Hewlett Packard are making more products that meet the electronic products environmental assessment tool standard. EPEAT-registered computer products have "reduced levels of cadmium, lead, and mercury to better protect human health, and are easier to upgrade and recycle, in addition to meeting the government's energy star guidelines for energy efficiency," the EPA said.

"These new environmental standards can guide the manufacturing of green computers, laptops, and monitors," said James Gulliford, assistant administrator for the office of prevention, pesticides and toxic substances. "Now purchasers can factor environmental considerations into their decisions when choosing computer equipment."

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Fujitsu shows iris recognition system that unlocks phones

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Would you like greens with that?

Feb 17, 2015

What if the greens you need for tonight's dinner were grown on the roof of the office where you work? From a cook's perspective this is a dream – fresh produce and no time wasted on shopping. And the advantages ...

Coating noble metal nanoparticles with silica

Feb 04, 2015

A straightforward and effective process for coating silver, gold and platinum nanoparticles with functionalized silica shells at room temperature has been developed by A*STAR . Crucially, unlike conventional ...

Recommended for you

Experts: Clinton email practices risked data disclosures

3 minutes ago

Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email address and private computer server for official State Department business heightened security risks to her communications, such as the inadvertent disclosure ...

Pleurobot is salamander-like robot with lifelike motion

10 hours ago

A video showing "multimodal locomotion in a bioinspired robot" has been making the rounds, and the video demonstrates advances in robotics as scientific tools as well as potential robots for search and rescue ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.