The most environmental-friendly brands are Samsung and Sony Ericsson, each scoring 7.7.
After Apple Inc. was ranked last among 14 companies in April, Chief Executive Steve Jobs pledged to remove vinyl plastics, or PVCs, and brominated flame retardants from all its products by 2008. That helped lift its ranking to 11th place in Tuesday's list.More info at SeattlePI.
Microsoft, judged on its Zune MP3 player and Xbox game console lost points for its pledge to eliminate toxic chemicals only in 2011 and for having no voluntary takeback program. Nintendo provided no information to consumers on the substances it uses or future elimination of hazardous materials, Greenpeace said.