Last week, Greenpeace released its third Green Electronics Survey.
According to Earth 911:
“Topping the list was the Asus VW-247H-HF computer monitor, scoring 7.5 out of 10 points. Samsung’s Blue Earth was the highest-rated mobile phone with a score of 7.03.
Other standouts include the HP Compaq 6005 Pro Ultra-Slim for best desktop (6.06), Asus UL30A for top notebook (5.59), Acer TM8172 for highest netbook (5.08), Sharp LC-52DE1 for best television (6.46) and Sony Ericsson Aspen M1i for the smartphone category.”
There was a trend towards the reduction of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in electronics, according to Greenpeace. All of the mobile phones tested were PVC-free.
Although none of the laptops surveyed were completely PVC or BFR free, Apple’s newest MacBook Pro was free of those chemicals. Apple decided not to participate in the survey.
We’re proud to see so many companies take a step towards being All Green!