30 Sep '13, 9am

10 ways to detect true green design in tech

10 ways to detect true green design in tech

More electronics companies are pitching their products as being green. The products are touted as being smaller, having more functions than previous generations, and made without lead or cadmium. But how can you tell if these claims are valid? Have the electronics companies actually trained their product-launch teams in leading Design for Environment principles? Have they embedded competitive-level DfE in all of their products? Or are their products simply following Moore’s Law for greater computing power in more efficient packages? Are they just compliant with mandated law? Here are 10 ways to detect whether the products you’re considering buying -- or those your company is selling -- are the real deal when it comes to Design for Environment. 1. Hazardous substances Six hazardous substances are restricted by RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive ) and 22 by ...

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