List of Business Requirements for Green Product Ratings
(4 .1.1.1) -- The manufacturers and the products should be compliant with the European RoHS or "Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment". This pertains to the restrictions on the use of cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium and certain brominated flame retardants.
(188.8.131.52) -- Disclosure on the amount of mercury intentionally used as light sources for all flat-panel video display devices.
(184.108.40.206) -- All products covered by this section shall contain only a trace amount of SCCPs or Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins for paints, seals, coatings and plastics. SCCPs are man-made chemicals found in PVCs and are considered toxic to wildlife as they tend to build-up in the tissues of living organisms. A reference to trace in chemical compounds or elements means it is only barely perceivable and is less than the standard limit.
(220.127.116.11) – Reporting of the plastic content after the product has been returned by the consumer for take-back or recycling.
(18.104.22.168) – Reporting of the percentage of renewable or bio-based plastic material content at the point of take-back programs or recycling services.
(22.214.171.124) -- Declaration of the product’s net weight in pounds; by this, it means the packaging is excluded.
(126.96.36.199) -- Requirement for materials with special handling needs or the non-standard products or those that include new substance or made use of new technologies. Such products shall be provided with information on how the product can be reused or recycled particularly if the product, or substance/technology used is not well-known to operators of reuse and recycling facilities.
(188.8.131.52) – The large non-recyclable or reusable plastic parts of a specific product should not contain paints or coats.
(184.108.40.206) -- All enclosures of certain products should be easy to remove or disassemble.
(220.127.116.11) -- All large plastic parts shall bear markings or identifying codes based on international (ISO) standards.
(18.104.22.168) – All products equipped with large circuit boards and other components that make use of hazardous materials, which can be safely and easily removed, should have proper identifying marks. The removal feature is a requirement of the European WEEE Directive on electronic waste management.
(22.214.171.124) – All products covered by this section should contain at least 65 percent materials that can be reused or recycled with the use of current infrastructures or technologies. Percentage of reuse for components is not the same basis for percentage compliance for full product reuse.
(126.96.36.199) -- All products covered by this section shall include an additional three years to its warranty or service agreement upon purchase.
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