Panasonic today announced that its new line of DECT cordless telephones is 100% Energy Star-qualified. In addition, the new Panasonic cordless phones use rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries, which are accepted in a free rechargeable battery recycling program. The phones also come in packaging that has been reduced in volume by nearly 30%. The use of styrofoam, which is virtually un-recyclable due to a lack of collection infrastructure, has been completely eliminated.
Commenting on this update, Bill Taylor, Vice President, Panasonic Communications Solutions Group said “Panasonic takes seriously its commitment to improving the environment and preserving it for future generations to enjoy. Steps have taken to ensure that communications products are environmentally conscious as well as user-friendly. Furthermore, our 100% recyclable packaging even gives consumers instructions on how to properly and safely recycle the phones’ rechargeable batteries at the end of the product’s life.”
In order for Panasonic’s DECT cordless phones to use the Energy Star label, the products must meet stringent energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. The units, which perform more efficiently than non-Energy Star-qualified products use about one-third of the energy. Panasonic DECT cordless phones also comply with the Restriction on Hazardous Substances laws which limit the use of harmful substances such as mercury, lead and cadmium.
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