Lenovo PCs best choice for the environment

Posted on Saturday, Apr 07 2007 @ 09:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Greenpeace released a new report on green electronics. They made a ranking of 14 big manufacturers, based on the way they produce and recycle electronics. Last time Lenovo received the last spot but in the latest edition the Chinese PC maker came out as the best choice for the environment.

Apple received the last place because of their low score on almost all criteria and no progress.

Here's a look at the top 5:
  • 8 -Lenovo -The most improved: from last place to first. Progress on all criteria but loses points for not having products free of the worst chemicals on the market yet. More
  • 7.3 - Nokia - Good on all criteria, but needs clear timeline for PVC phase out for all applications. Needs to better report on how many discarded mobiles it recycles. More
  • 7.0 - Sony Ericsson - The first to set 2008 as its deadline to put on the market products free of the worst chemicals. Some products are already greener, but needs better takeback reporting. More
  • 7 - Dell - Still among the top but loses points for not having models free of the worst chemicals. Strong support for takeback. More
  • 6.3 - Samsung - Moving up the rank and gaining points for takeback policies. But its take back system is not yet global and needs improvement. More
  • You can check out the ranking over here.


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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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