If you stop and think about it, you use a lot of electronics everyday. Your computer, your phone – even your garage door opener. Did you ever think about how green those electronics are? Greenpeace just released their quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics, which ranks companies by the environmental impact of their products. Want to know who you should buy your next phone from? Check it out:
1. Nokia. The Japanese manufacturer held its spot as number one from last quarter’s guide. The company does not use brominated compounds, chlorinated flame retardants, and antimony trioxide – all harmful to to the environment and humans – in any of its new products.
2. Sony Ericcson. Sony comes in second for wins points for skipping use of PVC or brominated flame retardants (BFRs), which can be harmful to people and the environment.
… And who not to buy from? Toshiba’s ranking took a nose dive from third place to 14th because they failed on their promise to make all new consumer products PVC and BFR-free by Aprils 1. Nintendo came in dead last, again, and they don’t seem to have any plans to become greener in the near future. Dell, who jumped four places since the last issue, came in 10th place. Dell is still producing electronics that contain PVC and BFRs, which they said they would stop by the end of 2009.
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via Fast Company