TCO'99 Information ? TCO'99 Environmental Requirements ? TCO'03 Information ? Recycling
Information for Customers ? CE Declaration of Conformity ? Energy Star Declaration ? Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) Notice (U.S. Only) ? Commission Federale de la Communication
(FCC Declaration) ? EN 55022 Compliance (Czech Republic Only) ? VCCI Class 2 Notice (Japan Only) ?
MIC Notice (South Korea Only) ? Polish Center for Testing and Certification Notice ? North Europe
Information (Nordic Countries) ? BSMI Notice (Taiwan Only) ? Ergonomie Hinweis (nur Deutschland) ?
Philips End-of-Life Disposal ? Information for UK only
Safety Precautions and Maintenance ? Troubleshooting ? Other Related Information
TCO '99 Information (For TCO Model Only)
You have just purchased a TCO' 99approved and labeled product! Your choice has provided you with a product
developed for professional use. Your purchase has also contributed to reducing the burden on the environment
and also to the further development of environmentally adapted electronics products.
Why do we have environmentally labeled computers?
In many countries, environmental labeling has become an established method for encouraging the adaptation of
goods and services to the environment. The main problem, as far as computers and other electronics equipment
are concerned, is that environmentally harmful substances are used both in the products and during their
manufacture. Since it is not so far possible to satisfactorily recycle the majority of electronics equipment, most of
these potentially damaging substances sooner or later enter nature.
There are also other characteristics of a computer, such as energy consumption levels, that are important from
the viewpoints of both the work (internal) and natural (external) environments. Since all methods of electricity
generation have a negative effect on the environment (e.g. acidic and climate-influencing emissions, radioactive
waste), it is vital to save energy. Electronics equipment in offices is often left running continuously and thereby
consumes a lot of energy.
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