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Guide to Greener Electronics - Acer March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Acer’s score has dropped slightly from 4.7 to 4.5 points, but it stays in 11th place. The company is not penalised for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVCvinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all products by the end...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Apple March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Apple’s score increases to 4.7 points and the company leaps to 10th position – up from 14th in v.10. All Apple products are now free of PVC and BFRs with the exceptionof PVC-free power cords which are in the process of being certified. But Apple...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sharp March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Sharp moves up the ranking from 10th place to 9th with an unchanged overall score of 4.9 points.Sharp scores well for its policy and practice on toxic chemical issues although it loses points for its incomplete definition of the precautionary...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Motorola March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Motorola drops from 7th to 8th place, with a score of 5.3 points, losing points on reporting its recycling rate and on energy, for failing to publish its third party verificationcertificate of CO2 equivalent emissions. However, it also gains...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Toshiba March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Toshiba drops to 7th place with a reduced score of 5.3, losing points on the chemicals and energy criteria. It drops a point on its understanding of the precautionary principledue to a much poorer explanation of this important principle on...

Guide to Greener Electronics - LGE March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

LG Electronics remains in 6th position, although its score drops from 5.7 in v.10 to 5.5, losing points for backtracking on its commitment to have all its products free of PVCand BFRs by the end of 2010. Now only mobile products will be free of...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sony March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Sony moves up two places to 5th, and increases its score to 5.5. It gains points on the energy efficiency of its products by reporting that all new models of TVs releasedin 2008 meet the latest ES requirements, and 45% of new models of “VAIO” PCs...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Philips March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Philips soars up the ranking from 15th place to 4th, scoring 5.7, because the penalty point incurred a year ago (v.7) has now been lifted; this was incurred for regressivelobbying against the principle of Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR)...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Samsung March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Samsung leaps to 2nd place, up from 4th in v.10 and increases its score from 5.9 to 6.9, scoring relatively well on all criteria.Since November 2007, all new models of LCD panels are PVC-free, important in driving the market to phase out PVC,...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sony Ericsson March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Sony Ericsson drops one place to 3rd with a reduced score of 5.7. It loses a point for its limited definition of the principle of Individual Producer Responsibility; it alsoneeds to increase its lobbying for IPR, continue to extend its take-back...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Nokia March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Nokia stays in 1st place with an improved total score of 7.5. Nokia now scores maximum points for its comprehensive voluntary take-back programme, which spans 84countries providing almost 5000 collection points for end-of-life mobile phones.

HP, Lenovo and Dell still on the toxic stuff

Feature story | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

We're giving HP, Lenovo and Dell a penalty point in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, for breaking their promises to phase-out toxic chemicals in 2009. Of the world's five top PC makers, only Apple is truly kicking the habit. Meanwhile...

Greenpeace Reaction: EDF spies on Greenpeace:

Press release | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Today, the French media revealed that the largely state owned French electricity company EDF has been spying on Greenpeace France. Two senior EDF officials have been indicted in French court. Greenpeace France is disgusted by the revelation and...

HP, Lenovo and Dell break toxic phase-out promises

Press release | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

HP, Lenovo and Dell see their scores drop in the latest edition of Greenpeace's 'Guide to Greener Electronics' ranking, released today. All three PC makers have been given a penalty point for backtracking on their commitment to eliminate vinyl...

Nuclear News: Sarkozy continues to exploit Africa

Blog entry by Justin | 30 March, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Africa News: French president visits Niger ‘The French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Niamey, the capital of Niger on his third and final leg of his visit to Africa. Niger has...

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