HP pledges to eliminate harmful chemicals (brominated flame retardants) from products

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17 November 2005

Greenpeace urges HP to cut toxic chemicals

Author: Reuters

Environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday accused U.S. computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. of dragging its feet in clearing toxic chemicals from the production line. The company recently announced plans to eliminate brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from casings of new products, but Greenpeace China said other firms had taken the same step several years ago and accused HP of "greenwash"... Greenpeace said rival Acer had...plans to announce a substitution plan to phase out all BFRs. It singled out others as laggards, including Apple, Dell, IBM and Lenovo.

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2 November 2005

HP to Eliminate Brominated Flame Retardants from Products' External Case Parts

Author: GreenBiz.com

HP has announced a goal to eliminate the brominated flame retardant (BFR) tetrabromobisphenol A from external case parts of all new HP brand products introduced after Dec. 31, 2006.

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