The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new website aimed at helping consumers find ‘green’ appliances and electronic goods and manufacturers improve their products.
The online tool allows consumers to find home appliances and electronic goods that have earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR label, as well as WaterSense-designated products that save energy and water.
Cleaning materials that are safer for the environment and human health, which have been given the EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) label, can also be found on the website.
Meanwhile, manufacturers can also use the website to find information on standards and criteria for designing more energy efficient and greener products.
“By purchasing greener products, consumers can help reduce air pollution, conserve water and energy, minimize waste and protect their children and families from exposure to toxic chemicals, while also creating green jobs,” says Steve Owens of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
For further information:
US EPA announces tougher standards for dishwashers and furnaces (22-Jul)
US introduces ‘most efficient’ product designation (15-Jul)
04 October 2011