Greenpeace gives manufacturers of electronics “green grade.”
Wired PR News.com – Nonprofit environmental organization, Greenpeace, puts consumer electronics to the test to see how they perform in being environmentally friendly. As reported by AFP, the activist organization recently released results of their “Green Electronics: The Search Continues” survey, and state products are greener today than they’ve been in the past, but more progression is needed.
Products evaluated for the survey include cell phones, computers, game consoles, and other electronics devices. Factors said to influence the kind of grade given include whether a product contains dangerous chemicals, can be recycled, are energy efficient, and others.
Casey Harrell of Greenpeace International is quoted in the AFP report as stating, “Progress is being made… We’re no longer having to cajole people about the need for green… These companies understand both what green is and the need for it,… We’re moving in the right direction.”