"From Monday, IT buyers at government agencies and institutions will be able to search a database called EPEAT , the Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool. Computer manufacturers can register their products at the site by certifying they have met the standards listed in IEEE 1680, a standard for environmentally sustainable electronics set by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers."
Just think about the annual budgets of the US States and a myriad of Federal agencies. More "free-market" fun here than a barrel of RoHS monkeys. Environment and economy: you guys look marvelous!
Ready for a surprise? According to an EPEAT PowerPoint presentation linked to the official site:, 'Other Users of EPEAT include:'
• Kaiser Permanente
• New Zealand Department of Defense
• San Jose, California
• White House Executive Office of the President