[Old program] Epson Ecology Labels, Rev. 2.0 (Type II Labels*)

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The Epson ecology label program is an environmental labeling program for which Epson independently developed and implemented eco-considerate criteria. The program has two objectives: (1) continuous improvement of product environmental performance and (2) the disclosure of product environmental information.
The Epson ecology label program consists of “Epson ecology products” and “Epson ecology profiles.”
Epson ecology products are defined as products that far outperform their predecessors in terms of energy-saving design, resource conservation, and the elimination of harmful substances. Epson publishes the environmental attributes of products that qualify as “Epson ecology products” under Epson's independent test criteria.
Epson ecology profiles are data sheets that specify the environmental attributes of Epson products. For finished products such as printers and projectors, the environmental attributes of the product as a whole, including but not limited to accompanying packaging material, supplies, and consumables, are declared. Epson will successively publish this environmental information in line with ECMA-370 “TED - The Eco Declaration,” a standard established by ECMA International of Europe.
For our electronic devices we provide quantitative data regarding substances included in the products.

* Type II labeling programs are based on self-declarations by companies and organizations. These declarations may be used to inform customers via advertisements and other communications about the environmental attributes of their products.


Criteria for qualification as an Epson ecology product

Epson ecology products must be demonstrably superior to existing Epson product models or to the products of competitors in terms of energy conservation (during product operation), resource conservation, and the elimination of harmful substances across the product life cycle.
Specifically, they must satisfy the following conditions:

  • They must use less power during operation and in standby and sleep modes.
  • They must not contain substances that Seiko Epson has banned from inclusion in products.
  • All plastic parts weighing 25g or more must be labeled with the name of the material.
  • Small secondary batteries must be marked as required and easy to remove.
  • Packaging materials to which Japan’s Container and Packaging Recycling Act and the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive apply must carry the required identifying markings.
  • All plastic packaging materials must be labeled with the name of the material.
  • Packaging materials must not contain specified heavy metals in concentrations of 100 ppm or more.
  • The product must have been assessed.
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[Current program] Type II Environmental Labeling Program