Nintendo, Microsoft and Toshiba “lead” – again – the last places in the latest edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics, for continuing to use hazardous substances in the products they manufacture.
At the origin is the same problem: the use of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and BFRs (brominated flame retardants) in the composition of the products.
Both components can produce toxic substances when incinerated in poor conditions, as in China or India, Greenpeace explains in a press release.
Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Philips maintain, respectively, the first, second and third positions in the ranking for the most environmentally friendly electronics manufacturers.
HP (from 8th to 4th), Samsung (from 13th to 5th) and Lenovo (from 17th to 14th) achieved the biggest increases in the October list compared to May. Apple, on the other hand, has the biggest drop, going from fifth to ninth place, not because it lost points, but because it was overtaken by several companies, Greenpeace points out.
LGE and Toshiba, previously well classified, are now ranked 14th and 16th, “showing that in this sector characterized by speed and innovation, standing still is not enough”.