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No. 17/2010 Since the first publication of “Guide to Greener Electronics” in August 2006, the updated 16th edition has been published on October 26th, 2010, ranking products from 18 electronic brands.
Overall, the researchers rank different criteria for each electronics company based on:
The use of toxic chemicals The takeback and recyclability of hardware The energy efficiency and greenhouse gas related issues Ranking
Nokia keeps the first place with the score of 7.5 which it has held since 2008. Sony Ericsson stays at the second place, and Philips is at the third. Philips has been praised for its “Econova TV”, the first television free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs).
HP climbs to the fourth place due to the new notebook and desktop lines that are free of PVC and BFRs, a PVC-free printer, and a pledge to eliminate beryllium and its compounds by July 2011.Samsung has the biggest rise, jumping from the thirteenth place to the fifth. Apple scores its points based on criteria for toxic chemicals, since mostly all Apple products are now made without the PVC plastic and BFRs.

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The 16th Edition of Guide of Greener Electronics SGS Taiwan Ltd. Taipei Multi Chemical Laboratory
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