Greenpeace Published 8th Edition「Guide to Greener Electronics」
No. 25/2008 Since the first publication of “Guide to Greener Electronics” in August 2006, the updated 8th edition has been published on June 25, 2008, ranking products from 18 electronic brands.
There are new criteria added for this time, and considered to result in the lower scores in general. The demands of criteria are:
Clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances Take-back and recycle their products responsibly once they become obsolete Improve their corporate policies and practices with respect to Climate and Energy Criteria on Toxic Chemicals A new criterion, Phase out of additional substances with timeline, has been added. Many electronic brands have identified the following additional substances as suspect substances for potential future elimination:
All phthalates Beryllium - including alloys and compounds and Antimony/antimony compounds Criteria on E-waste The new e-waste criterion requires the brands to report on the use of recycled plastic content across all products and provide timelines for increasing content.
Criteria on Energy The five new energy criteria address key expectations that Greenpeace has of responsible companies that are serious about tackling climate change. They are:
Support for global mandatory reduction of Green House Ggas (GHG) emissions Disclosure of the company’s own (GHG) emissions plus emissions from two stages of the supply chain Commitment to reduce the company’s own GHG emissions with timelines Amount of renewable energy used Energy efficiency of new models Complete document available for free downloading at Greenpeace Official Website.
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