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  • NEC Introduces Environmental Efficiency into Products
  • June 19, 1998 (TOKYO) -- NEC Corp. introduced the concept of environmental efficiency to assess its products and business activities quantitatively in terms of environmental friendliness.
    In April the company set the following quantitative targets for products:

    1) Standby power consumption of computer- and communication-related devices is to be reduced by 30 percent by 2002 compared with numbers in 1997.

    2) Life cycle assessment be made for main products by 1999.

    3) The recycle rate of materials used for computer- and communication-related devices must be 95 percent by 2002.

    4) Use of recycled plastic must be 20 percent in computer- and communication-related devices by 2002.

    5) Lead solder is to be reduced by 50 percent by 2002 compared with that in 1997.

    6) Polyvinyl chloride is to be reduced by 20 percent by 2002 compared with that in 1997.

    7) Components and materials of main products are to be purchased by taking into account "green friendliness" by 1999.

    NEC already started using life cycle assessment in designing space -saving PCs. The process will be introduced into the main products from all divisions by 1999, company officials said.

    Related story: NEC Evaluates Impact of PCs on Environment

    (Nikkei Mechanical)

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    Updated: Thu Jun 18 14:47:54 1998