Video: Green Electronics Council Collaborating with UL Environment for Possible EPEAT Mobile Phone Category

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The event-recap video highlights comments from various presenters about expanding the standards-development process and the importance of considering a mobile phone category for the EPEAT Registry.

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Earlier this summer, the Green Electronics Council announced a collaboration with UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), to bring a mobile-device category to the EPEAT® registry of greener electronics. The organizations will work with manufacturers, purchasers, environmental groups and others to update the UL 110 standard so it aligns with the Green Electronics Council’s requirements for EPEAT.

Today the GEC and UL Environment released a video recapping their press conference announcing the collaboration. Joining and supporting the organizations on stage were U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer and representatives from Samsung, LG Electronics, Sprint and the U.S. Department of Energy.

“I love the notion of being able to align individual behaviors with best environmental practices, making us all heroes,” Congressman Blumenauer said in his presentation. “How we move, where we shop, what we buy, how we treat it after it’s in our possession … these are the things that ultimately will save the world.”

You can hear more from the Congressman, Samsung, LG Electronics, Sprint and the U.S. Department of Energy by watching the event-recap video at this link.

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