Aug 29 - Toxic Computers, Cell Phones Can't Make the Grade

Greenpeace released its Guide to Greener Electronics Report Thursday, rating PC and cell phone manufacturers on the toxic contents in their products and their role in proper disposal of these toxics. Few companies earned what would be considered a passing grade, while big shots Apple and Motorola missed the mark completely. S. Martin of Red Herring reports:

Dell and Nokia tied for top ranking in a scorecard for company policies on toxic materials, while Lenovo came in dead last, below low-ranked Motorola, Acer, and Apple Computer.

Greenpeace ranked the companies for their use of toxic materials and electronic waste policies. Rankings took into consideration whether companies were removing toxics from their products and whether the companies had recycling programs in place.

“Dell and Nokia scraped a barely respectable score, while Apple, Motorola and Lenovo flunked the test to finish bottom of the class,” said Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics report.

After top-ranked Dell and Nokia came Hewlett-Packard, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Sony, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Toshiba, Fujitsu Siemens Computer, Apple Computer, Acer, Motorola, and Lenovo.

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Read Greenpeace's report here

What You Can Do:

  • TAKE ACTION against California's growing E-Waste crisis.
  • LEARN more about E-Waste and California policy.
  • RECYCLE your used electronics at a collection site near you.