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Guide to Greener Electronics - Nintendo March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

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 antimonyand beryllium and although it is endeavouring to eliminate the use of PVC...

Guide to Greener Electronics - HP March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

HP drops from 13th to penultimate (16th) position weighed down by a penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC and brominated flameretardants (BFRs) in computing products by end of 2009. Although HP still...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Microsoft March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Microsoft rises to 15th position although its score drops to 2.7 points, as it loses a point for failing to clarify how its recycling data is calculated; it reports that it financedthe collection and recycling of e-waste equivalent to 17% of...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Lenovo March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Lenovo climbs to 14th position despite its score dropping to 3.1points, encumbered by a penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC andbrominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its products by the end of 2009. Lenovo...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Dell March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Dell has been dropping down the ranking from 5th place in v.8, to 8th in v.9, to 12th in v.10 and now is in 13th position, with a reduced score of 3.7 points. Dell’s scorehas plummeted due to the penalty point imposed for backtracking on its...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Panasonic March 2009

Publication | 31 March, 2009 at 0:00

Panasonic falls from 9th to 12th place and its score drops to 4.3 points, as a result of losing points for its confusing definition of the Precautionary Principle which it needs todefine further. It also loses points for not reporting to the...

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...

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