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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 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 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 LG Electronics Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 9:02

LGE is down from 5th position to joint 6th. Having made no progress on any of the criteria since the last ranking, LGE has allowed competitors to overtake. LGE scores well on all the chemicals criteria and has also launched models of mobile...

Greener Electronics Apple Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 8:41

Apple moves up one place to 11th position, having posted new information that all new iMacs and many of the iPods are now sold with bromine-free casings and printed circuit board laminates as well as PVC-free internal cables. The company has...

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 Sony Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 9:44

Sony has made a dramatic rise to 3rd position, moving up from the bottom in the fourth version of the guide and from 6th in the last edition. This time the company has gained points for improving its reporting of the quantities of electronic...

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 Philips Ranking - 6th Edition

Publication | November 27, 2007 at 9:38

Philips, another newcomer to the ranking Guide joins at 17th position out of 18. Philips scores points for its chemicals management and for committing to the precautionary principle, although its understanding of this principle needed to be...

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