The IEEE 1680 standard for the environmental performance of electronic equipment

  • 4.1 Reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive materials
    • 4.1.1.1 (Required) Compliance with provisions of EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive upon its effective date
    • 4.1.2.1 (Optional) Elimination of intentionally added cadmium
    • 4.1.3.1 (Required) Reporting on amount of mercury used in light sources
    • 4.1.3.2 (Optional) Low threshold for amount of mercury used in light sources
    • 4.1.3.3 (Optional) Elimination of intentionally added mercury used in light sources
    • 4.1.4.1 (Optional) Elimination of intentionally added lead in certain applications
    • 4.1.5.1 (Optional) Elimination of intentionally added hexavalent chromium
    • 4.1.6.1 (Required) Elimination of intentionally added SCCP flame retardants and plasticizers in certain applications
    • 4.1.6.2 (Optional) Large plastic parts free of certain flame retardants classified under EU Directive on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labeling of dangerous substances
    • 4.1.7.1 (Optional) Batteries free of lead, cadmium and mercury
    • 4.1.8.1 (Optional) Large plastic parts free of PVC
  • 4.2 Materials selection
    • 4.2.1.1 (Required) Declaration of post consumer recycled plastic content
    • 4.2.1.2 (Optional) Minimum content of post consumer recycled plastic
    • 4.2.1.3 (Optional) Higher content of post consumer recycled plastic
    • 4.2.2.1 (Required) Declaration of renewable/bio-based plastic materials content
    • 4.2.2.2 (Optional) Minimum content of renewable/bio-based plastic material
    • 4.2.3.1 (Required) Declaration of product weight
  • 4.3 Design for end of life
    • 4.3.1.1 (Required) Identification of materials with special handling needs
    • 4.3.1.2 (Required) Elimination of paints or coatings that are not compatible with recycling or reuse
    • 4.3.1.3 (Required) Easy disassembly of external enclosure
    • 4.3.1.4 (Required) Marking of plastic components
    • 4.3.1.5 (Required) Identification and removal of components containing hazardous materials
    • 4.3.1.6 (Optional) Reduced number of plastic material types
    • 4.3.1.7 (Optional) Molded/glued in metal eliminated or removable
    • 4.3.1.8 (Required) Minimum 65% reusable/recyclable
    • 4.3.1.9 (Optional) Minimum 90% reusable/recyclable
    • 4.3.2.1 (Optional) Manual separation of plastics
    • 4.3.2.2 (Optional) Marking of plastics
  • 4.4 Product longevity/life cycle extension
    • 4.4.1.1 (Required) Availability of additional three year warranty or service agreement
    • 4.4.2.1 (Required) Upgradeable with common tools
    • 4.4.2.2 (Optional) Modular design
    • 4.4.3.1 (Optional) Availability of replacement parts
  • 4.5 Energy conservation
    • 4.5.1.1 (Required) ENERGY STAR
    • 4.5.1.2 (Optional) Early adoption of new ENERGY STAR specification
    • 4.5.2.1 (Optional) Renewable energy accessory available
    • 4.5.2.2 (Optional) Renewable energy accessory standard
  • 4.6 End of life management
    • 4.6.1.1 (Required) Provision of product take-back service
    • 4.6.1.2 (Optional) Auditing of recycling vendors
    • 4.6.2.1 (Required) Provision of rechargeable battery take-back service
  • 4.7 Corporate performance
    • 4.7.1.1 (Required) Demonstration of corporate environmental policy consistent with ISO 14001
    • 4.7.2.1 (Required) Self-certified environmental management system for design and manufacturing organizations
    • 4.7.2.2 (Optional) Third-party certified environmental management system for design and manufacturing organizations
    • 4.7.3.1 (Required) Corporate report consistent with Performance Track or GRI
    • 4.7.3.2 (Optional) Corporate report based on GRI
  • 4.8 Packaging
    • 4.8.1.1 (Required) Reduction/elimination of intentionally added toxics in packaging
    • 4.8.2.1 (Required) Separable packing materials
    • 4.8.2.2 (Optional) Packaging 90% recyclable and plastics labeled
    • 4.8.3.1 (Required) Declaration of recycled content
    • 4.8.3.2 (Optional) Minimum post consumer content guidelines 
    • 4.8.4.1 (Optional) Provision of take-back program for packaging 
    • 4.8.5.1 (Optional) Documentation of reusable packaging
Source: Environmental Protection Electronics Assessment Tool: The Criteria, http://www.epeat.net/Criteria.aspx

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