CES: Greenpeace: Apple, Sony Ericsson, Nokia Are ‘Top of the Class’


LAS VEGAS - Greenpeace on Friday announced that Apple, Sony Ericsson, and Nokia have landed the top grades in its Guide to Greener Electronics, which the environment group updated Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show. Greenpeace lauded Sony Ericsson and Apple for calling on the European Union to support a ban on the use of PVC plastic and brominated flame retardants in all electronic products.

The group gave Apple, Sony Ericsson, and Nokia top grades for having the most products free of the worst hazardous substances, while Samsung, Dell, Lenovo and LG Electronics were dinged for not following through on promises to get toxic chemicals out of their products.

Greenpeace also noted that “green credentials” were a common theme at CES, pointing to a new mini notebook computer from Sony that uses recycled compact disks in its chassis and recycled plastic bottles in its carrying case.