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Finding the Greenest Tablets

The availability of tablets suitable for Green ICT purchasing continues to improve, with nine manufacturers offering over one hundred top-ranked models.

EPEAT lists 115 Gold models for the United States. Samsung offers the most models.

There are only seven TCO Certified models from two different manufacturers. None are from Samsung, which had five TCO Certified models in 2014 and currently offers the most EPEAT Gold models for the USA.

Nordic Swan Ecolabel does not appear appear to certify any tablets. On the other hand, EPEAT lists twenty Gold models for Sweden.

Germany's Blue Angel does not appear appear to certify any tablets. By contrast, EPEAT lists fourteen Gold models for Germany.

2017

I reported in 2014 that I could find only one green certification program for tablets. The situation is a lot better today, with eight manufacturers offering top-ranked products.

EPEAT lists 82 Gold models for the United States. Manufacturers with the most offerings include Apple (30), Dell (18) and HP (14).

There are only three TCO Certified models from four different manufacturers. None are from Samsung, which had five TCO Certified models in 2014. Nordic Swan Ecolabel does not appear appear to certify any tablets. On the other hand, EPEAT lists twenty Gold models for Sweden.

Germany's Blue Angel does not appear appear to certify any tablets. By contrast, EPEAT lists twenty-four Gold models for Germany.

2014

There appears to be only one sustainability program covering tablets.

Sweden's TCO certifies 5 model lines of Samsung tablets. There is no way of telling if other vendors' products failed certification or if, as TCO claimed about Apple in February 2014, the manufacturer declines to participate. TCO certification includes social as well as environmental criteria.

Apple posts environmental statements for its iPad models, as it does for all products.