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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...

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