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About EPEAT®

EPEAT® is an environmental rating and global registry program developed using a grant from the U.S. EPA and managed by the Green Electronics Council. It's a convenient resource for purchasers, manufacturers, resellers and others wanting to identify and promote environmentally preferable products.

EPEAT registered imaging products meet an extensive list of environmental based criteria covered in the IEEE 1680.2 Standard for Environmental Assessment of Imaging Equipment. For more information please visit EPEAT's website.

The information below describes Brother’s commitment to meeting EPEAT requirements for certified imaging products.
Materials with special handling needs (4.3.3.1)

Within one year after the EPEAT-registered product is put on the market, Brother will provide reuse and recycling facilities with information about hazardous materials, their location within the product, and any special handling needs required. Brother ensures that those materials are safely and easily identifiable. Information regarding access to the recycling information regarding the models listed below can be obtained by contacting Brother Customer Support at 1-877-276-8437.

DCP-8250DN MFC-8950DW LT-325CL PDS-5000
DCP-L8450CDW MFC-L8850CDW HL-L8250CDN PDS-6000
DCP-L8400CDN MFC-L9550CDW HL-L8350CDW  
DCP-9020CDW MFC-L8650CDW HL-L9200CDW  
DCP-L2540DN MFC-9140CDN HL-L9200CDWT  
DCP-L2540DW MFC-9330CDW HL-3140CW  
DCP-L2500D MFC-9340CDW HL-3150CDW  
DCP-L2520DW MFC-L2700DW HL-3170CDW  
DCP-L2560DW MFC-L2720DW HL-L2300D  
DCP-L5500DN MFC-L2740DW HL-L2305W  
DCP-L5600DN MFC-L5700DN HL-L2320D  
DCP-L5650DN MFC-L5700DW HL-L2340DW  
DCP-L6600DW MFC-L5750DW HL-L2360DN  
  MFC-L5800DW HL-L2360DW  
  MFC-L5850DW HL-L2365DW  
  MFC-L5900DW HL-2380DW  
  MFC-L6700DW HL-L5000D  
  MFC-L6750DW HL-L5100DN  
  MFC-L6800DW HL-L5200DW  
  MFC-L6900DW HL-L6200DW  
    HL-L6250DW  
    HL-L6250DN  
    HL-L6300DW  
    HL-L6400DW  

 

 

End-of-Life Characterization Reports (4.3.4.1)
Within one year after the EPEAT-registered product is put on the market, end-of-life processing requirements for the product are prepared and made available to all reuse and recycling facilities. End-of-life characterization reports that provide guidance for the effective processing of materials identified in EU WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, Annex II will also be provided to interested institutions and organizations upon request. For more information, call Brother Customer Support at 1-877-276-8437.
Early failure process (4.4.1.1)
Brother provides information on troubleshooting, repair or replacement of a product through its support section on each individual product site, or through our general support website.
Spare parts (4.4.3.1)
Spare parts for all Brother printers, scanners, and multi-function devices are available for purchase for a period of seven years after the end of production. Please contact your sales representative for more information, or call customer support at 1-877-276-8437.
Product take-back and end-of-life processing requirements (4.6.1.1, 4.6.1.2 and 4.6.2.1)

Brother offers a nationwide take-back service for proper end-of-life management of EPEAT-registered and Non-EPEAT registered products. Information on specific take back programs in the United States can be found here.

Brother Recycling Program

Fiscal Year 2016:

*Volume of Products Collected through Mandated Programs: 5,752,841 lbs
*Volume of Products Collected through Voluntary Programs: 0 lbs
*Total Volume of Products Collected: 5,752,841 lbs

Fiscal Year 2017:

*Volume of Products Collected through Mandated Programs: 6,573,671 lbs
*Volume of Products Collected through Voluntary Programs: 0 lbs
*Total Volume of Products Collected: 6,573,671 lbs

Key environmental aspects (4.7.2.1)

Information regarding key environmental aspects affected by our operations can be found at the following web sites:

Public disclosure of supply chain toxics (4.7.2.2)

The following information comprises the toxic release data, listed in the Japanese Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR), from suppliers for the following parts/components contained within one EPEAT registered product:

  • Unpopulated Printed Circuit Board
  • Motor
  • Integrated circuit/semiconductor

Information, including calculations, of the substances included in this disclosure was gathered from the following website of the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), a Japanese public agency, and/or from supplier investigations

Public Disclosure of Supply Chain Toxics Report

Non-fiber based packaging take-back (4.8.4.1)
Brother offers a take-back service of non-fiber based packaging of all Brother products to institutional purchasers. Although we strongly encourage local recycling of plastic packaging, as it eliminates the additional greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation to our recycling facility, customers may use our service by shipping, at their own cost, their non-fiber based plastic packaging to Brother at: Brother International, ATTN: Institutional Packaging Recycling, 7905 North Brother Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38133-2755.
Use of Recycled and Chlorine-Free Paper (4.9.1.1)
Recycled and renewable content paper and chlorine-free paper can be used in all Brother printers and multi-function devices.
Non-OEM consumables (4.9.2.1)
Brother printers and multi-function products are not designed to prevent the use of non-Brother ink cartridges, toner cartridges and toner containers. For optimum performance of Brother products, Brother recommends use of Genuine Brother supplies.
Take-back services for consumables (4.9.3.1)

EPEAT registered products are in conformance with the requirements of IEEE 1680.2 Section 4.9.3.1 - Take back and end of life management for cartridges and containers; Brother offers the free-of-charge program for the responsible recycling of empty toner and ink cartridges for registered products.

Brother provides the following take-back services for the end-of-life-management toner and ink cartridges.

  • Recycling of toner cartridges
  • Recycling of ink cartridges

Please visit Toner and Ink Recycling for more information.

In 2015, a total of 1673.14 metric tons of ink and toner cartridges were collected via this programs. The following provide details regarding the quantity collected and the corresponding end-of-life management method used:

End-of-Life Management Method Weight (Metric Tons) 2015

Reuse of components : 1242.22
Materials recycling : zero
Waste-to-energy : 430.92
Material in storage, pending processing : 301.47
Incineration : zero
Landfill : zero

Not inhibiting reuse or recycling of cartridges or containers (4.9.4.1)
Brother toner/ink cartridges and toner containers/ink tanks are not designed to prevent their use and recycling.