(1) Evaluate the current image scanning practices and try to identify their lifespan and efficiency of use.
(2) Utilize the EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool). EPEAT is a comprehensive procurement rating program, which includes energy efficiency, take-back programs for equipment, packaging, and consumables, reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive substances, and other important environmental attributes.
a) Evaluate the likelihood to upgrade to new scanners once after the current lifecycle.
b) Conduct market research on energy-efficient alternatives.
c) Evaluate the potential leverage you would have on the suppliers to purchase new energy-efficient and long-life span machines.
d) Assess options for the sustainable disposal of the old more energy inefficient options.