The fourth edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics is out now, with Nokia regaining top place as a result of phasing out PVC and meeting or exceeding a wide set of Greenpeace benchmarks, designed to reduce the amount and toxicity of electronic waste piling up in Asia and Africa.
"The electronics ranking guide has been our answer to getting the electronics industry to face up to the problem of e-waste. We want manufacturers to take responsibility for the unprotected child labourers who scavenge the mountains of cast-off gadgets created by our gizmo-loving ways.
We've been happily surprised at how quickly many corporations have risen to the competitive challenge. It's especially rewarding to see more than a few CEOs openly vying for the top green spot, and challenging their competitors to adopt industry-wide policies to reduce the problem of e-waste."