Monday, 10 March 2008

Greenest Electronics Rankings

Greenpeace has been publishing a quarterly report comparing electronics manufacturers on the environmental friendliness of their products and the latest report came out at Cebit last week. The analysis covers desktop PCs, notebooks, mobile phones and PDAs across a variety of factors, including use of hazardous chemicals, energy efficiency, product lifecycle (recyclability and upgradeability) and other factors.

The survey was based on voluntary participation by companies who submitted their most environmentally-friendly products. Each company could submit up to three examples in each of the product categories and a total of 37 products, from 14 manufacturers, were included.

The best products were the Sony Vaio TZ11 notebook, the Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and the Sony Ericsson P1i PDA. The best rated desktop came from Dell (Optiplex 755) and HP (dc5750).

None of the best mobile phones, desktops, laptops and PDAs scored more than five out of ten on Greenpeace’s scale, but the organisation did say that there are plenty of individual innovations by different companies in toxics reduction, energy efficiency, longer lifecycles and recycling, it’s just that no one is putting it all together yet.

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