Combinations of plastics, coatings, metal inserts, and alloys may cause recycling issues. The purpose of this requirement is that it must be possible to dismount metals from the product.
The parts shall not contain moulded or glued metal inserts, unless it is concluded in the dismounting instructions that these can be removed with common standard tools.
- Provide a scheme or image ensuring the fulfilment of the requirement.
- If metal inserts are present, provide information on the tools required for removing the plastic parts with metal inserts.
- Provide certification of Eco-labelling of type I for the product.
- Check the design of the IT equipment for metal inserts, and if these can be removed with standard tools.
Life cycle analyses show that the most significant environmental impact from computers and monitors occurs in the production phase. The most important measure for reducing environmental impact from use of computers and monitors is to use the products for long periods of time. To reduce the environmental impact, in particular during the usage phase, you can set high requirements on the energy performance of the product.
The sustainability criteria for computers and monitors contain requirements for energy efficiency, hazardous substances, extended product lifetime, and product recyclability. These categories reflect the most important environmental issues during the life cycle of the products. Read more about the environmental effects and the focus of the sustainability criteria in the EU Commission’s background report for sustainability criteria on procurement of computers and monitors
- Criterion Id
- Criterion level
- Criterion type
- Technical specification
- Subject matter of contract
- Sustainable computers and monitors
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
Current KravID: 11176
Version date: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM