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Nintendo, Microsoft and Philips flunk toxic test

Feature story | November 26, 2007 at 18:00

The latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics assesses for the first time TVs and the rapidly growing games consoles market. Nintendo completely fails to show any environmental credentials and Microsoft and Philips do little...

Greener Electronics Toshiba Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 9:51

Toshiba has climbed up the ranking from 10th position to joint 6th by making commitments to phase out PVC plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from its entire product range by 2009 and improving on its reporting of the quantities of old...

Greener Electronics Sony Ericsson Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 26, 2007 at 18:00

Sony Ericsson moves up from 2nd place to take the lead, by improving on its reporting of quantities of old mobile phones being recycled. The company states its strong support for the precautionary principle and Individual Producer Responsibility.

Greener Electronics Sharp Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 9:42

As a newcomer to the ranking Guide, Sharp comes in at number 15 (out of 18). The company scores well on most of the chemicals criteria, already providing examples of models most of whose components are free of PVC and brominated flame retardants...

Greener Electronics Samsung Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 9:40

Samsung has moved up from 8th position to 2nd as a result of introducing products free of the most harmful chemicals; all new models of LCD panels are now free from PVC plastic and all new models of mobile phones have circuit boards that are...

Greener Electronics Panasonic Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 9:35

Panasonic moves up one place to 13th position, although its score has not changed since the last ranking. Panasonic provides a large and growing list of products that are free of PVC, including DVD players and recorders, home cinemas, and...

Greener Electronics Nokia Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 9:32

Nokia loses its top position, falling down to 9th position. This is due to the penalty point for corporate misbehavior on its takeback and recycling practice. Testing of Nokia's takeback program by Greenpeace revealed confusing web information...

Greener Electronics Motorola Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 9:19

Motorola is in free fall, down from 9th place to 14th position. This is due to the penalty point for corporate misbehavior regarding its takeback and recycling practice. Testing of Motorola’s takeback program by Greenpeace revealed that Motorola...

Greener Electronics Microsoft Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 9:11

Another newcomer to the ranking Guide, Microsoft comes in at number 16 (out of 18). The company scores points for its chemical management and for setting a timeline by which it intends to eliminate vinyl plastic (PVC) and all BFRs, but only by...

Greener Electronics Lenovo Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 8:55

Lenovo drops from number 3 to joint 4th position and has been overtaken by other companies, having made no progress on any of the criteria since the last ranking. The company has good chemicals policies and commitments to eliminate all uses...

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