GEC is releasing its Draft Imaging Equipment Consumables Criteria for public comment today. The public comment period — open for 60 days — is an opportunity for all interested stakeholders to provide technical comments on the draft criteria. The draft criteria address the design of imaging equipment to allow for the use of remanufactured cartridges, to minimize the use of paper, ink, and toner, and to meet internationally recognized indoor air quality standards, as well as consumable take-back programs to enable circularity. The State of Sustainability Research for Imaging Equipment Consumables provides the scientific basis for these criteria.

These criteria will be applied to the EPEAT Imaging Equipment product category only, along with criteria for Climate Change Mitigation, Sustainable Use of Resources, Reducing Chemicals of Concern and Corporate Environment, Social and Governance Performance.

NSF International manages the public comment process on behalf of GEC. Comments must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET on September 11, 2022, using the NSF Online Workspace, available here. Instructions on submitting comments are provided on the NSF Online Workspace. To support openness and transparency, the NSF website displays all public comments and their resolution.

For more information on the criteria development process, see GEC’s Updated EPEAT Criteria website. Please contact with questions.