Chinese company tops Greenpeace "Green Ranking" of electronics industry

Author: Greenpeace, Published on: 3 April 2007

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...In one of the best outcomes of our quarterly "Green Ranking" we've seen Michael Dell challenge the entire industry to adopt a worldwide takeback policy...Sony-Ericsson not only took up our demand to eliminate...brominated fire retardants and polyvinyl chloride -- they're eliminating beryllium and phthalates too. And Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has jumped from last place to the middle of the pack to top dog in six months...while Apple, having made no progress since the launch of the Guide in August 2006, continues to languish in last place [also refers to Nokia, IBM, Sony, LG Electronics, Samsung]

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Related companies: Apple Dell IBM Lenovo LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Nokia Samsung Sony Sony Ericsson (joint venture Sony & Ericsson)