Greenpeace Published 9th Edition (Guide to Greener Electronics)
No. 34/2008 Since the first publication of (Guide to Greener Electronics) in August 2006, the updated 9th edition has been published on 16 September 2008, ranking products from 18 electronic brands.
Criteria Overall, the researchers look at criteria for each company base on The use of toxic chemicals Takeback and recyclability of hardware Energy efficiency and greenhouse-gas related issues Ranking
Top 5 9th Edition 8th Edition 1 Nokia Sony Ericsson & Sony 2 Samsung — 3 Fujitsu Siemens Nokia 4 Sony Ericsson Samsung & Dell 5 Sony — In the latest ranking of green electronics from Greenpeace, five companies have scored over the halfway mark, showing significant progress.
Greenpeace cites the Guide as a major factor in recent green moves by companies including Apple -- which just last week announced that its new iPods would be free of brominated flame retardants, polyvinyl chloride and mercury. In this issue of the report, Apple scored 4.1, near the bottom but a significant improvement from earlier reports.
Complete document available for free downloading at GreenPeace International website.
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