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Answering the Call to Combat Global E-Waste

By Philips Monitors, 25 Sep 2019.

Studies have shown that the world produces almost 50 million metric tons of e-waste per year. At this rate, by Year 2050, 120 million metric tons of e-waste would be produced annually.

272B7QUBHEB is a star model in Philips’ range of green monitors.

Answering the call to counter this growing global crisis of e-waste, Philips Monitors has designed and produced a range of greenest displays yet.

Introducing Philips Monitors 272B7QUBHEB, a star model in this line-up of displays, that not only packs a punch in technology, but also made for the future as a solution to the e-waste problem that our world is currently facing.

100% recyclable packaging material

One of the most positive impacts that we can have in this world that we call home is to recycle our wastes. We have been taught to separate our household trash into dry and wet waste, and further separate the dry waste into categories such as plastic and paper. Therefore, Philips Monitors has made it easy for consumers, by using 100% recyclable packaging material as a commitment to a more sustainable world.

85% post consumer recycled plastic

Although there is no running away from using plastics in the manufacturing of IT products, including display monitors, Philips' range of green monitors meets the new industry standard of 85% post consumer recycled plastic.

Philips Monitors 272B7QUBHEB meets the new industry standard of using 85% post consumer recycled plastic.

A major advantage of using post consumer recycled plastic, as opposed to using virgin plastic, is CO2 saving of between 1 to 3 tons for every ton of recycled plastic that is produced. This drastically reduces carbon footprint, as you can imagine. Moreover, in addition to less raw materials used, manufacturing post consumer recycled plastic reduces the consumption of energy by up to 80%.

PVC / BFR-free housing, Mercury-free, Lead-free

How does it sound to you that a computer monitor does not have potentially dangerous substances such as mercury and lead? The housing of Philips displays are free of Brominated Flame Retardants (BFR) commonly used in plastics, as well as electronic equipment, to make them less flammable. Besides also being polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-free, these green monitors do not contain mercury or lead to meet international standards. This means that recycling these computer monitors when the time comes, will be a lot safer.

Energy-saving PowerSensor

It also must be mentioned that apart from the hardware, Philips Monitors 272B7QUBHEB comes with built-in 'people sensor', known as PowerSensor based on infrared technology that detects the presence of user via harmless infrared signals emitted from two points at the front of the monitor.

Infrared technology used in PowerSensor detects the presence of user.

When user steps away from the monitor, its screen brightness reduces automatically, in the process, lowering energy costs by up to 80%. As soon as the user returns to the desk, the monitor automatically restores its original brightness level and operates in normal mode again, without manual reconfiguration.

By dimming the screen as many times as we are away from the monitor throughout the day, it actually prolongs monitor life. This in turn means reducing environmental pollution caused to e-waste.

Energy saving through PowerSensor means actively reducing carbon dioxide emission, one of the main polluters of the environment.

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