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Green Electronics – Fostering Eco-Technovation

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Abstract: The explosion in the tech world has resulted in alarming growth of unwanted electric items creating a new environmental issue “E-waste,” which pose a risk to sustainable economic growth and the environment emphasizing on the need for management of e-waste. There has been a growing pressure on tech manufacturers as a result to build “greener electronics.” To cater to this, need the EPEAT, was developed by the Green Electronics Council (GEC), to assist thousands of public and private entities around the world in the purchase of "Greener " and environmentally preferable electronics. This paper analyses the role played by EPEAT and the support it extends to manufacturers in encouraging greener thinking among the purchasers.

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