Guide to Greener Electronics - Microsoft, September 2009

Publication - 30 September, 2009
Microsoft stays in 15th position but with an increased score of 2.7 points, up from 2.5 points, as it has now engaged in an EU coalition supporting Individual ProducerResponsibility. On other e-waste criteria, Microsoft fails to score any points.Most of Microsoft’s points are earned on the toxic chemicals criteria. The company has committed to removing PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs)from its hardware products by or before 2010 and phthalates by the end of 2010. However, it needs to put products on the market that are free from BFRs in printed circuitboards before it can score points for this criterion.