As technology companies jostle for attention at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , Greenpeace’s newest edition of the Guide to Greener Electronics, released at CES, cuts through the greenwash. Apple, Sony Ericsson, and Nokia lead the way for introducing products free of the worst hazardous substances with HP following just behind.
The consumer electronics industry is getting greener but not quickly enough, says Greenpeace after spending three days here at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Greenpeace released its newest edition of the Guide to Greener Electronics which showed Apple, Sony Ericsson, and Nokia leading the way for introducing products free of the worst hazardous substances, with HP following just behind.
Amsterdam -- The latest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics (1) shows significant separation between companies that are failing to keep their environmental commitments and those that are making significant gains in phasing out toxic chemicals, increasing energy efficiency, and making it easier for consumers to recycle older products.
The latest edition of Greenpeace’s "Guide to Greener Electronics" (1) ranking, released today, reveals that the world’s biggest PC makers – Hewlett Packard (HP), Dell and Lenovo - have failed to improve their low scores. All three maintain a penalty point for backtracking on their commitments to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from their products by the end of 2009. (2)