Canon products now EPEAT certified
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Canon U.S.A., Inc. has announced that it is among the first manufacturers with qualifying products in the new imaging equipment category of EPEAT, a global registry for environmentally friendly electronics.
All eight models of Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5200 and imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 Series of multifunction devices have received an EPEAT Gold rating, the highest level of registration.
To be added to the EPEAT registry, an imaging device must meet at least 33 required environmental performance criteria. Products may achieve higher ratings by meeting some or all of 26 additional optional criteria. Gold qualification signifies that a product meets all required criteria and at least 75 percent of optional criteria. 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. The EPEAT registry is used by governments, businesses and individuals worldwide to help them choose more environmentally friendly devices.