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PVC plastic toys in China

Image | 8 May, 2011 at 18:06

8 May 2011 - China. Greenpeace has found high levels of phthalates banned by the EU and the US in children’s products and toys made from vinyl plastic (also called polyvinyl chloride, or PVC) on the Chinese market. Phthalates are plastic...

Samsung = Broken Promises

Press release | 3 March, 2010 at 1:00

Greenpeace climbers today scaled the Benelux headquarters of the Korean electronic giant Samsung, sticking the message “Samsung = Broken Promises” in giant letters onto the front of the building. The peaceful protest is challenging the company...

Toxic Transformers Briefing

Publication | 26 February, 2010 at 1:00

Toxic Transformers Briefing: The hazards of brominated and chlorinated substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Panasonic, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:05

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Panasonic.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sony, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:04

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Sony.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sharp, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:04

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Sharp.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Motorola, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:04

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Motorola.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Toshiba, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:04

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Toshiba.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Philips, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:04

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Philips.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Samsung, January 2009

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:04

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Samsung.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Nintendo, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:02

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Nintendo.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Lenovo, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:02

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Lenovo.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Microsoft, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:02

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Microsoft.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sony Ericsson, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 1:00

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Sony Ericsson.

How the companies line up 13

Background | 28 December, 2009 at 14:45

The Guide to Greener Electronics ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change. We first released our green IT guide in...

How the companies line up 12

Background | 30 September, 2009 at 16:47

We first released our 'Guide to Greener Electronics' in August 2006. The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TV's and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Motorola, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Motorola remains in 6th place, with a slightly reduced score of 5.3 points, which it loses for only committing to eliminate PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) inmobile devices and not all its products. Motorola scores relatively well on...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sharp, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Sharp stays in 7th place but with a reduced score of 5.1 points. Sharp gains a point for its support for the precautionary principle but loses a point for the lack of clarity on whetherthe commitment to eliminate phthalates, relates to all...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Samsung, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Samsung holds its position in 2nd place with a slightly reduced score of 6.9, down from 7.1, as a result of failing to extend its take-back programme to non-OECD countries.Samsung scores relatively well on all the criteria.Since November 2007,...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Microsoft, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Microsoft stays in 15th position but with an increased score of 2.7 points, up from 2.5 points, as it has now engaged in an EU coalition supporting Individual ProducerResponsibility. On other e-waste criteria, Microsoft fails to score any points...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Lenovo, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Lenovo drops from 16th to 17th position with its score remaining on 2.5 points, encumbered by a penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to eliminatePVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its products by the end of 2009...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Philips, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Philips climbs from 7th to 4th place with an increased score of 5.9 points (up from 5.3), improving its score on e-waste and energy criteria. Philips now supports IndividualProducer Responsibility (IPR), is engaging in a European NGO and industry...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sony, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:38

Sony leaps from 12th place to 8th with an improved score of 5.1. It gains points on the precautionary principle criterion and for improving its expression of support forIndividual Producer Responsibility.On energy, Sony scores points on the...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Nintendo, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:38

Nintendo remains in last place but with an increased score of 1.4 out of 10, up from 1 point in v.12, for the energy efficiency of its low power AC adaptor for theNintendo DSi that meets the requirements on the external power supply in the Energy...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Toshiba, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:37

Toshiba stays in 5th place with a slight improvement to its score of 5.7, up from 5.5, for improved reporting on the recycling rates for TVs (21.2 percent in 2008) and PCs(12.8 percent) based on sales 10 and 7 years ago, respectively.Toshiba is...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sony Ericsson, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:37

Sony Ericsson stays in 3rd place with the same score of 6.5. It is one of the best performers on the toxic chemicals criteria of all the ranked brands and also does wellon energy.It is weakest on waste and recycling issues, scoring nothing on use...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Nokia, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:37

Nokia stays in 1st place with the same score of 7.5 that it scored in v.12. Nokia scores maximum points for its comprehensive voluntary take-back programme, which spans84 countries providing almost 5,000 collection points for end-of-life mobile...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Panasonic, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 2:00

Panasonic remains in 10 place with the same score. It performs best on the energy criteria and is weakest on those relating to e-waste and recycling. thOn energy, Panasonic scores top marks for reporting to the latest...

Green gadgets - The search continues

Feature story | 8 January, 2009 at 1:00

The latest survey of greener electronics products has revealed that the greenest consumer electronic products on the market today may have a smaller environmental footprint than those sold a year ago, but the industry still has a way to go before...

Greener Electronics – Major companies fail to show climate leadership

Feature story | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

The latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics has revealed that very few firms are showing true climate leadership. Despite many green claims, major companies like Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and Apple are failing to support the...

Philips back in the red

Feature story | 16 October, 2008 at 2:00

Philips Electronics has long been in the red with a big fat zero on tackling e-waste in our Guide to Greener Electronics. Meanwhile, in Moscow’s Red Square, it is celebrating 110 years in Russia with its annual 'Sense and Simplicity' event. We...

New leaders and new records in Greenpeace’s latest greener electronics guide

Press release | 27 November, 2007 at 0:05

The sixth edition of Greenpeace International’s ‘Guide to Greener Electronics’ has been expanded to include televisions and game consoles.(1) Market leaders Microsoft, Nintendo, Philips and Sharp enter at the bottom of the ranking of...

Toxic Chemicals in Computers Reloaded

Publication | 23 October, 2007 at 9:50

There is growing concern over the use of hazardous chemicals in consumer goods, particularly with regard to electrical and electronic equipment. Some of these products, including computers, can contain heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals...

iPhone exposed

Image | 12 September, 2007 at 3:00

iPhone exposed. As disassembly progresses, the iPhone's inner circuitry and components are revealed.

Flexible circuitry leading form the headphone

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Flexible circuitry leading form the headphone socket. Low concentrations of lead were found here.

The iPhone front prior to disassembly.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone front prior to disassembly.

iPhone packaging

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

iPhone packaging

Disassembly progresses with removal of one

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Disassembly progresses with removal of one of the phone's main circuit boards.

Removal of the rear panel revealing the iPhone's

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Removal of the rear panel revealing the iPhone's circuitry and battery.

The iPhone's battery and a circuit board

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone's battery and a circuit board. Wires from the iPhone's battery are soldered to the circuit board making replacement and separation for recycling more difficult.

Separation of the antenna

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Separation of the antenna, which contained the highest bromine concentrations of all the components analysed.

Located just under the iPhone's back cover

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Located just under the iPhone's back cover is the antenna. Of all the components tested, this piece of flexible circuit board was found to contain the highest levels of bromine.

How green is that iPhone?

Feature story | 14 June, 2007 at 2:00

At the end of June Apple will launch its first major product since Steve Jobs 'A Greener Apple' statement. So how green will the iPhone be?

Green my Apple bears fruit

Feature story | 31 May, 2007 at 2:00

This is the story of a very different kind of Greenpeace campaign. The story of a "people power victory." It's the story of the Greening of Apple.

A tasty message of green love left in a Apple

Image | 16 February, 2007 at 11:01

A tasty message of green love left in a Apple store in Amsterdam.

Green my (Big) Apple

Feature story | 15 December, 2006 at 17:58

'Tis the season for stockings stuffed with ipods, and Macs nestled under the tree. But this holiday Steve Jobs has the chance to play Santa by making Apple green.

Electronic Companies Race for Top Spot in Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Press release | 6 December, 2006 at 10:34

There are encouraging signs that electronic goods such as PCs and mobile phones could become ‘greener’, according to the latest review of electronics manufacturers’ policies published by Greenpeace today. The latest version of the Greenpeace...

Electronics companies race to be greener

Feature story | 6 December, 2006 at 1:00

Acer and Lenovo are the latest of the top computer makers to commit to stop using the worst toxic chemicals in their products. Along with Motorola these companies are the biggest movers in the latest version of our Guide to Greener Electronics.

Greenpeace forced out of Apple Mac Expo

Press release | 26 October, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace's high profile 'Green my Apple' stall was shut-down today at the start of the Mac Expo. (1) Organisers of the Mac Expo claimed they had received complaints from unnamed sources. The Greenpeace stall was bought for the three-day expo in...

Dismantling laptop prior to testing for toxic

Image | 18 September, 2006 at 11:58

Dismantling laptop prior to testing for toxic chemicals.

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