Nope, it is not a new mobile gaming platform the two companies are planning and working on.
The 3 companies, among others, are being slammed by Greenpeace in their ‘Guide to Greener Electronics’. While we are all waiting for the major companies to adopt the web 2.0 principles and enter the sector, it seems they are having serious green issues (environmental issues) to deal with rather than wasting time and resources on web 2.0 companies and technologies.
The full list is enclosed below:
|7.7||Sony Ericsson – New leader due to improved takeback reporting, new models PVC free, but falls down on takeback practice. More|
|7.7||Samsung – Big improvements, with more products free of the worst toxic chemicals. Loses points for incomplete takeback practice. More|
|7.3||Sony – More products free of toxic PVC and improved reporting on recycling and takeback especially in the US. More|
|7.3||Dell – Unchanged since the last version, still no products on the market without the worst chemicals. More|
|7.3||Lenovo – Unchanged since the last version, still no products on the market without the worst chemicals. More|
|7||Toshiba – Much improved on toxic chemicals but still lobbies in the US for regressive takeback policies. More|
|7||LGE – Unchanged since the last version, need better takeback for products other than phones. More|
|7||Fujitsu-Siemens – Unchanged since the last version, needs toxic elimination timelines, better takeback coverage and reporting of amounts recycled.
|6.7||Nokia– A steep fall! Strong on toxic chemicals but penalty point deducted for deficiencies in takeback practice in Thailand, Russia and Argentina during our testsing. More|
|6.7||HP – Finally provided timelines for eliminating worst toxic chemicals, though not for all products; needs to improve takeback coverage. More|
|6||Apple – Slightly improved with new iMacs and some iPods reducing the use of toxic chemicals, takeback programme still needs more work. More|
|5.7||Acer – Unchanged since the last version, needs better takeback coverage and reporting of amounts recycled. More|
|5||Panasonic – Unchanged since the last version, need better takeback coverage and reporting of amounts recycled. More|
|5||Motorola – Big faller due to penalty point for poor takeback practice in Philippines, Thailand and India revealed by our testing. Still no timelines for eliminating the most harmful chemicals. More|
|4.7||Sharp – New to the guide – some plus points on toxic chemicals elimination but poor takeback policy and practice. More|
|2.7||Microsoft – New to the guide – long timeline for toxic chemicals elimination (2011) and poor takeback policy and practice. More|
|2||Philips – New to the guide – no timeline for toxic chemicals elimination and zero points on e-waste policy and practice. More|
|0||Nintendo – New to the guide – first global brand to score zero across all criteria! More|
Nokia fell from first place to ninth and Nintendo placed last in the Greenpeace’s latest guide to green electronics from .
Nokia’s rank dropped mainly because Greenpeace claims the company fails to support its stated recycling programs in many countries arould the world. A Greenpeace video shows a mobile user entering a shop in Argentina that Nokia referred the user to in order to recycle an old phone. The shopowner says she doesn’t take back used phones and doesn’t know where to refer the person to do so.
Greenpeace awards scores to companies on the list based on many factors including recycling programs and toxic substances used in products.
Motorola also fell in the ranking for similar reasons as Nokia. Greenpeace found that Motorola staff in the Philippines, Thailand and India were poorly informed about the company’s phone take-back program. Also, Motorola doesn’t have a take-back service in Russia, Greenpeace said.
For the first time Greenpeace included gaming consoles on the list. Nintendo became the first company to score a zero for having no environmental credentials at all.
[ via Greenspace ]
[ via PC World ]