Guide to Greener Electronics - Toshiba, September 2009

Publication - 30 September, 2009
Toshiba stays in 5th place with a slight improvement to its score of 5.7, up from 5.5, for improved reporting on the recycling rates for TVs (21.2 percent in 2008) and PCs(12.8 percent) based on sales 10 and 7 years ago, respectively.Toshiba is strongest on the chemicals criteria with three models of laptops with circuit boards free from brominated flame retardants (BFRs), two of which have PVC-freepower cords for the Japanese market only, as well as EcoMark-certified products without PVC. Toshiba has committed to eliminate PVC and BFRs from all its products byend of FY 2009, in six months’ time. Toshiba has also committed to introduce alternatives to phthalates, beryllium and antimony by 2012 in all its products.

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