Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Wins Ecohitech Award
Epson announced that it has won a 2007 ecohitech award for the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 printer. The award, presented on October 29 at a ceremony in Milan, is Italy's most prestigious recognition of environmental achievement by a technology company, and covers hi-tech processes, products, systems and services.
The jury's appraisal of Epson's award, given in the "Energy Saving and CO2 Reduction" category, states, "The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 is a compact printer developed and produced in accordance with the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). In comparison with the previous models, the estimated CO2 emissions during the whole product life are reduced by 44% and the amount of the resources used during the production is reduced by 55%. The printer is EcoLeaf certified. "
This is the third time that Epson has received an ecohitech award. The first time in 2002, was for a high altitude climate monitoring system developed for use in the Himalayas. The second time, in 2003, was for a program launched by Epson for eliminating lead from the welding alloys in its products.
The award, now in its ninth year, was inaugurated by the Ecoqual'It and Eurotech Consortium under the patronage of major public bodies, including the Italian Government (Ministero dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare), and with the backing of WWF Italia.