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5 ways tech companies are making your devices die too soon

Blog entry by Elizabeth Jardim | 27 June, 2017 1 comment

Imagine a world where your electronic gadgets would last, or a place where your devices could be easily repaired. Imagine all the money saved!   ...But we know that world is purely imaginary, because unfortunately, the...

Green points for Hewlett Packard and Apple

Feature story | 30 September, 2009 at 2:00

Apple and Hewlett Packard get green points this month, as HP is rewarded in the latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics and Apple releases details of their greenhouse gas emissions. But the big points go to activist consumers for...

Greenpeace calls on Philips to take responsibility for its e-waste

Press release | 27 March, 2008 at 14:04

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Philips) is failing to take responsibility for the take-back of its used products. Inadequate recycling policies are leading to e-waste dumping in the developing world, harming human health and polluting the...

Greener electronics Toshiba ranking: Second Edition

Publication | 6 December, 2006 at 11:07

Despite gaining extra points for some models of laptops produced without brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and EcoMark-certified products without polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Toshiba has still not committed to eliminating all uses of PVC and BFRs. ...

Greener electronics Sony ranking: Second Edition

Publication | 6 December, 2006 at 11:02

Although there is a slight increase in Sony’s overall score, it has moved down the ranking compared to other companies that have made more progress. Sony earns extra points on chemicals for its commitment to eliminate substances that are...

Greener electronics Sony Ericsson ranking: Second Edition

Publication | 6 December, 2006 at 10:59

Sony Ericsson maintains its position near the top of the ranking and gains points for committing to a timeline for substituting polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It also scores well for having products on the market that are free from the worst...

Greener electronics Samsung ranking: Second Edition

Publication | 6 December, 2006 at 10:56

Samsung gets top marks for providing a timeline for phasing out brominated flame retardants (BFRs). It loses points for providing voluntary product take back of its electronic waste only in a few countries and only for some product groups. The...

Greener electronics Panasonic ranking: Second Edition

Publication | 6 December, 2006 at 10:54

Panasonic’s overall score has improved, but it has still moved down the ranking compared to other companies that have made faster progress. Extra points have been earned for its support of the Precautionary Principle, and for its reporting of...

Greener electronics Nokia ranking: Second Edition

Publication | 6 December, 2006 at 10:52

Nokia leads the way on eliminating toxic chemicals. After eliminating PVC from their mobile range, Nokia will launch the first phones without components containing BFRs from the start of 2007. But Nokia loses points for failing to provide a clear...

Greener electronics Motorola ranking: Second Edition

Publication | 6 December, 2006 at 10:49

Motorola has made the most progress of all the companies, moving from near the bottom of the ranking up to the 4th position. Extra points were earned for their support of precautionary measures on hazardous substances and for having products on...

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