London, UK, 29th July 2008: World leading DAB digital radio manufacturer PURE has received six further Energy Saving Recommended (ESR) accreditations for its radios.
Earlier this year, the PURE Move received the first ever ESR endorsement for a radio. Now, the EVOKE-1S; Siesta; Chronos II; TEMPUS-1S; ONE Mini and soon to be launched ONE Elite have also received ESR accreditations.
Products endorsed by the scheme have to satisfy an Independent Endorsement Panel of experts, and have to meet strict energy efficiency criteria which means they are not only better for the environment but are also cheaper to run.
Tamara Mauro, spokesperson for the Energy Saving Trust, said: “”;The Energy Saving Recommended logo is a widely recognised benchmark for excellence in energy efficiency and highlights the most energy efficient products in the marketplace. We urge other manufacturers to follow PURE’s lead and get their products accredited in order to give consumers more energy efficient options.””;
All seven radios endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust are part of PURE’s EcoPlus™ range: a growing series of fifteen products with reduced power consumption, packaging materials from recycled and sustainable sources and components selected to minimise their environmental impact. All PURE radios endorsed by ESR will feature a special Energy Saving Recommended logo on their packaging and promotional material.
Products within PURE’s EcoPlus range have reduced power consumption both in use and in standby. Both standby and active power consumption are significantly lower than the industry average*.
All EcoPlus product packaging shares a consistent look and feel with a memorable EcoPlus logo and an eye-catching tree motif. They also clearly show in a graphical form, the product’s standby and operational power compared to the industry average.
EcoPlus products are packaged using cardboard produced with a minimum of 70% recycled material, and finished using water-based varnish. Internal pulp trays are 100% recycled, and the user documentation is printed on 100% recycled paper using soya-based inks. Packaging size has also been optimised to reduce the materials used and minimise the environmental cost of transport.
PURE’s portable radios are compatible with the optional ChargePAK rechargeable battery pack. These battery packs are more cost-effective and convenient and avoid the need for alkaline batteries to put in landfill sites.
PURE radios also conform to the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standard. PURE supports the WEEE directive to reduce electrical waste.
For more information visit www.pure.com/ecoplus or call 0845 1489001.
* source: Engineers at PURE Digital measured the active and standby power consumption of the top ten best-selling portable and clock radios of 2006, and showed their average power consumption alongside the EcoPlus products. An illustration of this can be found on the PURE website – www.pure.com/ecoplus
About the Energy Saving Trust
The Energy Saving Trust is one of the UK’s leading organisations set up to mitigate the damaging effects of climate change. It aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions – the main greenhouse gas causing climate change – by promoting the sustainable and efficient use of energy. It is the independent organisation providing advice for people to help reduce their energy use and acts as a bridge between government, consumers, trade, businesses, local authorities and the energy market. It provides impartial information and advice and has a network of advice centres in the UK specifically designed to help consumers take action to save energy. For further advice, contact the Energy Saving Trust’s network of advice centres, which offer consumers advice and information on energy efficiency. For details of your nearest centre, contact 0800 512012 or visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk.
About the Energy Saving Recommended scheme
Run by the Energy Saving Trust, Energy Saving Recommended (ESR) is an endorsement scheme that identifies the most energy efficient products on the market. Launched in 2000, our objective is to endorse the top 20 per cent of energy efficient products so they become easily identifiable to consumers. To gain certification a product or service must meet with a strict set of criteria, independently set and updated annually.
There are now around 3000 ESR products from over 130 manufacturers, available over 70 retailers – these include multiple, independent and online retailers.
About PURE Digital
PURE Digital is the world’s leading manufacturer of DAB digital radios, the number one supplier of radios in the UK, and the creator of EVOKE-1S, the world’s most popular DAB radio. A UK business using UK technology, PURE Digital offers the widest range of award-winning DAB radios. PURE Digital is a division of Imagination Technologies Group plc. See www.pure.com.
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