EPEAT reports 30 percent increase in sales

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Portland-based EPEAT released their annual benefit report, click through the gallery to see some examples of green electronics impact.
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Portland-based EPEAT released their annual benefit report, click through the gallery to see some examples of green electronics impact. 

EPEAT announced its impacts for 2011, reporting a 30 percent increase in sales of electronics registered by the Portland organization.

Last year more than 120 million EPEAT-registered electronics were sold in 42 countries, according to the 2011 annual report.


EPEAT's impact, in infographics >>

EPEAT rates electronics on strict environmental criteria designed to reduce the toxicity of the industry. The organization was thrust into the spotlight over the summer when Apple mysteriously withdrew its products from the registry and then, a few days later, mysteriously came back.

Robert Frisbee, who joined EPEAT in March, said that EPEAT's credibility has undergone a boost.

"With more EPEAT-registered products than ever before, new product types coming into the system and more purchasers around the world using EPEAT to select greener electronics, the environmental benefits are dramatic," Frisbee said in a statement.

International sales of EPEAT-rated products grew by 40 percent in 2011, while sales in the U.S. were up by 23 percent. The number of products registered by the system clocked in at 3,671 by the end of the year, an increase of 800 products.

For a look at EPEAT's environmental impact in graphics, click through the gallery.

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