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20/04/2009
Green Peace Release Guide to Greener Electronics Version 11  
No. 12/2009 Since the first publication of 「Guide to Greener Electronics」in August 2006, the updated 9th edition has been published on 24 March 2009, ranking products from 17 electronic brands.
Criteria Overall, the researchers look at criteria for each company base on
The use of toxic chemicals, Take back and recyclability of hardware Energy efficiency and greenhouse-gas related issues. Ranking Nokia keeps the first place with 7.5 points, Samsung stays at seconds place, Philips is the biggest mover, up 11 places due to big recycling policy improvements, ranking third place with Sony Ericsson.
Dell, Lenovo and HP drop their position due to penalty point for breaking commitment phase out of toxics, PVC and BFRs by end 2009. HP replies that there are no effective alternatives for PVC and BFRs, but they will continue to working on this. Dell, on the other hand, promises to reduce emissions by 40 percent in industrial countries before year 2015.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is not scored in this version as it will become Fujitsu from April 1st. Fujitsu will be evaluated in the next Guide due in June 2009.
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