Greener electronics Nokia ranking

Publication - 18 September, 2006
Nokia leads the way on eliminating toxic chemicals. Since the end of 2005 all new models of mobiles are free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and all new components will be free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from the start of 2007. Nokia loses points for failing to provide an adequate definition of what precautionary principle means in practice.Nokia scores well on producer responsibility for its electronic waste. It supports and lobbies for Individual Producer Responsibility, which means that each company should take care of the electronic waste from its own brand products. Nokia loses points for not providing data on the amounts of mobiles actually recycled.See also the more recent report from December 2006.

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