GPN-fk7   Purchasing Guidelines for
Washing Machines
Green Purchasing Network (GPN)
These guidelines cover important environmental issues that should be considered when purchasing household washing machines, including single-tank automatic and double-tank (semi-manual) style products.
When purchasing washing machines, the following articles shall be considered for purchasing products with as little environmental burden as possible:
Pj Use a minimal amount of water
Qj Equipped with an automatic water supply system that draws water from used bathtub water
Rj Minimal power consumption during operation
Sj The manufacturer provides full maintenance service in order to make long-term use feasible
Tj Designed to facilitate component parts recycling
Uj Made with a large amount of recycled material
Vj Does not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium compounds, or specific bromine-based flame-retardants (PBB, PBDE), to the utmost extent possible
Use of PVCs
Use of Bio-plastic(Main body of product)


*These guidelines are subject to change in accordance with new findings and changes in social conditions.
Established Aug 5, 1998
Latest Revised Jan 13. 2007

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