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Greener Electronics Nintendo Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Nintendo remains in last place with a pitiful 0.8 points out of 10, scoring zero on all e-waste criteria. The company has banned phthalates and is monitoring use of antimony andberyllium and although it is endeavouring to eliminate the use of PVC...

Greener Electronics Motorola Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Motorola drops to 15th place, scoring 3.7 points, losing points because although its models of chargers are certified as Energy Star compliant in March 2007 – this is not since thelatest energy efficiency standard for chargers (v.1.1) came into...

Greener Electronics Microsoft Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Microsoft is in 17th position with a miserable score of 2.2 points, mainly on toxic chemicals criteria. The company provides a timeline of the end of 2010 for eliminating phthalates.On e-waste, Microsoft scores only on its weak support for...

Greener Electronics Lenovo Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Lenovo is in 14th position with a score of 4.1 points, gained mainly on the e-waste criteria. Lenovo now has a take-back programme in the US and reports a recycling rate of 2.16%of the weight of products shipped in 2007 and 7.74% of the weight of...

Greener Electronics LGE Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

LG Electronics soars to 6th position from 16th in v.8, with a score of 4.9, gaining most of its new points on e-waste and energy criteria.LGE has launched new models of mobile phones with halogen-free housings, packaging and main printed wiring...

Greener Electronics HP Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

HP remains in 9th place but its score has increased to 4.7 points, gaining points on energy criteria, but losing a point on e-waste. HP scores evenly across all three issues. Onchemicals, although HP provides a timeline for eliminating polyvinyl...

Greener Electronics FSE Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Fujitsu Siemens Computers leaps ahead into 3rd place – up from 15th in v.8, with a score of 5.5 points, most of which are gained on the toxic chemical criteria. FSC sells a rangeof green-certified products, which use halogen-free flame retarded...

Greener Electronics Dell Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Dell drops to 8th place, from 5th in v.8 with middling scores on chemicals and e-waste and energy issues.The company fails to do better on chemicals because it has yet to put on the market products free of PVC and BFRs or commit to phasing out...

Guide to Greener Electronics - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

As of the 8th edition of the Guide to Greener Electronics, Greenpeace scoreselectronics brands on a tightened set of chemicals and e-waste criteria,(which include new criteria) and on new energy criteria.The ranking criteria reflect the demands...

Greener Electronics Apple Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication | 16 September, 2008 at 10:00

Apple’s score remains the same, at 4.1 points, but the company drops to 13th position. Apple scores well for putting products on the market whose key components are free ofbrominated flame retardants (BFRs) and PVC vinyl plastic. Apple’s latest...

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