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Office Depot Debuts Nation's First EPEAT Consumer Labels for Electronics

A newly-designed Office Depot store in Portland, Ore., will be the country's first to offer products bearing the EcoSense label for electronic merchandise.

Products with the EcoSense label will be identified with Gold, Silver, and Bronze ratings based on criteria that reflect several categories of environmental attributes, covering the full lifecycle of electronic products.

The label is the consumer-facing brand extension for the Electronics Product Environmental Assessment Tool, a environmental rating system for electronics developed in 2006 for use by business and government purchasers. EPEAT, which is run by the nonprofit Zero Waste Alliance, provides information for buyers to compare products based on environmental considerations in addition to cost and overall performance.

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Products with the EcoSense label will be identified with Gold, Silver, and Bronze ratings based on criteria that reflect several categories of environmental attributes, covering the full lifecycle of electronic products.

The label is the consumer-facing brand extension for the Electronics Product Environmental Assessment Tool, a environmental rating system for electronics developed in 2006 for use by business and government purchasers. EPEAT, which is run by the nonprofit Zero Waste Alliance, provides information for buyers to compare products based on environmental considerations in addition to cost and overall performance.

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