Greenpeace praises green electronics

15 January 2010 — 12:00 PM

Mobile phone manufacturers including Nokia and Apple have been praised for their efforts to clean up their production processes in order to make greener products.

Greenpeace has released its annual Guide to Greener Electronics, which ranks the world's electronics makers for their attempts to be more environmentally-friendly.

The organisation stated that it aimed to "cut through the greenwash" and highlight which handsets are more likely to be free of potentially hazardous chemicals like brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and PVC.

Nokia was praised - and topped the list of ten - as all of its handsets have been PVC free since 2005 and almost all of its new mobile phones are free of BFRs.

Sony Ericsson received recognition for ensuring that all handsets did not contain BFRs and PVC and for its efforts to phase out other harmful substances.

Apple also scored highly for its removal of toxic chemicals from its products.

It was recently reported that consumers could soon be able to protect the environment with a green phone that is powered by a sugary liquid - such as cola.

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