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Greener Electronics

Topic | 19 November, 2012 at 6:40

Greenpeace Victories

Topic | 28 January, 2014 at 23:00

Just some of the positive environmental changes that Greenpeace has directly helped to bring about since we began campaigning in 1971.

Greenpeace activists call out Samsung’s sponsorship of Winter Olympics as hypocrisy

Press release | 30 January, 2018 at 6:46

Berlin, 30 January 2018 - Greenpeace activists in Berlin and Taipei called out Samsung for sponsoring this year’s Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, which are touted to be powered by 100% renewable energy. Renewables account for only 1% of...

Guide to Greener Electronics

Publication | 25 August, 2006 at 2:00

This Guide ranks leading mobile and PC manufacturers on their global policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals and on taking responsibility for their products once they are discarded by consumers. Companies are ranked solely on...

Greener electronics: Ranking criteria explained

Publication | 6 December, 2006 at 1:00

The ranking criteria reflect the demands of the Toxic Tech campaign to the electronics companies. Our two demands are: that companies should: (1) clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances; and (2) takeback and recycle their...

Greener electronics: Ranking criteria explained

Publication | 17 March, 2008 at 1:00

The ranking criteria reflect the demands of the Toxic Tech campaign to the electronics companies. Our two demands are: that companies should: (1) clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances; and (2) takeback and recycle their...

Showcasing the greenest electronics

Press release | 6 January, 2011 at 16:45

Las Vegas, 6 January 2011 – A new Greenpeace product survey released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas grades the greenest desktop computers, notebooks, netbooks, computer monitors, mobile phones, smartphones and televisions available...

Electronic giants failing to go green

Press release | 26 May, 2010 at 14:25

Version 15 of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics (1) sees Samsung, Toshiba and Dell, all picking up penalty points for backtracking on their self proposed timelines to eliminate some of the worst toxic substances from their products. The...

How Clean is Your Cloud?

Publication | 17 April, 2012 at 18:00

How much energy is required to power the ever-expanding online world? What percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions is attributable to the IT sector? This report takes a look at the energy choices some of the largest and fastest growing IT...

Dell targeted for breaking promise on toxic chemicals

Feature story | 29 March, 2010 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists unfurled banners of every size today outside the offices of Dell in Bangalore, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen, just as Dell executives meet to discuss a roadmap to finally remove the worst toxic chemicals from their electronics.

Guide to Greener Electronics - 17th Edition

Publication | 3 November, 2011 at 16:30

Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics - 17th Edition aims to reducing the environmental impact of the electronics sector, its energy use and emissions throughout its supply chain and avoiding the use of unsustainable materials. The Guide also...

Campaign overview

Background | 10 May, 2010 at 13:07

The social, ecological and economic impact of climate change is inarguable, and while governments around the world should be working tirelessly to set the framework for global clean energy use, they remain mired in dialogue, rather than taking...

Campaign analysis

Background | 18 November, 2012 at 17:00

Greenpeace interest in IT began in 2005 when we started to address the growing concern of e-waste -- all those piles of obsolete computers, cell phones, batteries etc. that were starting to pile up.

Searching for Green Electronics

Publication | 5 March, 2008 at 10:47

We embarked on a mission to find the greenest electronic devices available on the market during 2007. We conducted a survey of the main brands of desktop PCs and notebooks, mobile phones and PDAs. 37 products from 14 companies were assessed...

Nokia tops latest Greener Electronics Guide

Feature story | 16 September, 2008 at 2:00

Company scores plummeted in the previous edition of Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics, when new criteria on climate change were introduced. However, leading brands like Nokia and Samsung are now making significant progress in greening...

What is a green electronics product?

Feature story | 5 March, 2008 at 1:00

The Sony Vaio TZ11 laptop, Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and Sony Ericsson P1i PDA have come out on top in our first survey of greener electronics products. Some products were more advanced than others, but there's definitely room for...

Calling out Samsung for toxic failure

Feature story | 3 March, 2010 at 1:00

Samsung still uses PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its products, except in a few models of mobile phone, MP3 players and some components, despite many promises to clean up. That's why our activists stuck huge stickers on the...

Towards green electronics: Getting greener, but not there yet

Publication | 6 January, 2011 at 0:00

Greenpeace congratulates the electronics industry on making progress the many technical hurdles it has been facing - but we also show that the industry hasn't finished finding green solutions just yet.

Green my Apple flyer

Publication | 1 November, 2006 at 14:40

Greener Electronics Nintendo Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Microsoft Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Lenovo Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Philips Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Apple Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics HP Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Dell Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Acer Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Sharp Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Panasonic Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Sony Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Motorola Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 10:08

Greener Electronics LG Electronics Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Fujitsu Siemens Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Samsung Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Toshiba Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Sony Ericsson Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Greener Electronics Nokia Ranking - 10th Edition

Publication | 24 November, 2008 at 9:00

Philips back in the red

Feature story | 16 October, 2008 at 2:00

Philips Electronics has long been in the red with a big fat zero on tackling e-waste in our Guide to Greener Electronics. Meanwhile, in Moscow’s Red Square, it is celebrating 110 years in Russia with its annual 'Sense and Simplicity' event. We...

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.

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...

Why BFRs and PVC should be phased out of electronic devices

Background | 26 February, 2010 at 15:41

Here is an in-depth explanation of two problems caused by BFR's, PVC and phthalates in electronics. This page also tackles some of the common misconceptions, assumptions or myths regarding these hazardous substances. See also Toxic Transformers...

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...

Greener electronics Lenovo ranking: Second Edition

Publication | 6 December, 2006 at 1:00

Lenovo is one of the fastest-moving companies up the ranking, having previously graced bottom position. Reasons for this surge forward are Lenovo providing timelines of 2009 for the elimination of PVC and all brominated flame retardants in its...

Greener electronics LG Electronics ranking: Second Edition

Publication | 6 December, 2006 at 10:46

LGE gets top marks for its support of the Precautionary Principle and also scores points for providing timelines for substituting polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). It loses points on product take back and recycling...

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