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Chinese company tops Greenpeace "Green Ranking" of electronics industry

Feature story | 3 April, 2007 at 2:00

The latest Greenpeace ranking of electronic manufacturers' recycling and toxic content policies has a couple of surprises: a previously low ranked Chinese company leaps to the number one spot, and Apple stays in last place.

User created design from the Green my Apple

Image | 14 June, 2007 at 2:00

User created design from the Green my Apple campaign.

The iPhone's ARM processor.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone's ARM processor.

Removed

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Removed, the iPhone's screen detached from the battery and processors.

iPhone disassembly in progress.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

iPhone disassembly in progress.

One of the connectors used to allow communication

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

One of the connectors used to allow communication between the phone's various components.

Close up of one of the two main circuit boards

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Close up of one of the two main circuit boards. One of which was tested and found to contain high concentrations of bromine.

The iPhone's flexible circuity.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone's flexible circuity.

The iPhone with battery and circuitry removed

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone with battery and circuitry removed. The antenna, at the top of the picture contained bromine at high concentrations

A connector, close up.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

A connector, close up.

Circuitry with claims suggesting RhOS compliance

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Circuitry with claims suggesting RhOS compliance

Early in the disassembly

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Early in the disassembly. The iPhone with its back cover removed.

Of the components tested

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Of the components tested, this the headphone socket contained the second highest bromine concentrations. Antimony was also present.

Flexible circuitry leading form the headphone

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Flexible circuitry leading form the headphone socket. Low concentrations of lead were found here.

The back of the iPhone prior to disassembly

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The back of the iPhone prior to disassembly.

The iPhone front prior to disassembly.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone front prior to disassembly.

iPhone packaging

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

iPhone packaging

Disassembly progresses with removal of one

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Disassembly progresses with removal of one of the phone's main circuit boards.

Removal of the rear panel revealing the iPhone's

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Removal of the rear panel revealing the iPhone's circuitry and battery.

The iPhone's battery and a circuit board

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone's battery and a circuit board. Wires from the iPhone's battery are soldered to the circuit board making replacement and separation for recycling more difficult.

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