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Since the first publication of “Guide to Greener Electronics” in 2006, the updated 18th edition has been published on November 19th, 2012, ranking products from 16 electronic brands such as computers, mobile phones, TVs and game consoles.

Overall, the researchers rank different criteria for each electronics company based on:

  • The use of toxic chemicals
  • The take back and recyclability of hardware
  • The energy efficiency and greenhouse gas related issues

Ranking

The Indian technology firm Wipro topped the ranking in its first appearance in the International version of the Guide to Greener Electronics. Wipro scored the most points due to its efforts to embrace renewable energy and advocacy for greener energy policies in India. Wipro also scored well for post-consumer e-waste collection for recycling and for phasing out hazardous substances from its products.

HP dropped from No. 1 in last year’s edition of the guide to No. 2. Nokia moved up from No. 4 to No. 3. Taiwanese computer maker Acer was the most improved company in the guide, moving up nine spots to No. 4 for engaging with its suppliers in Sustainable Operations. The company continues doing particularly well on chemicals management for restrictions on organic-halogens, and for its precautionary approach to chemicals.

Dell dropped from No. 3 to No. 5. Apple dropped slightly from No. 5 in last year’s edition to No. 6.

Information Source :

The 18th Edition of Guide of Greener Electronics

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