Greener Electronics

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Having read William McDonough & Michael Braungarts book Cradle to Cradle, then watching Inconvenient Truth, I’ve become more of an environmentalists to some degree. Being an Industrial Designer, I’m familiar with the tons of products, materials, and manufacturing techniques that are incredibly destructive to our environment, but I never knew how major companies ranked in this destruction. Well, Greenpeace recently issued a “Guide to Greener Electronics” report card which offers a detailed ranking of some very well known tech firms based on a criteria. Dell and Nokia ranked well(kudos to them), but tech giants Apple, Motorola , Acer, and Toshiba ranked as some of the worst! However true or untrue this chart is, it puts a definite ding into those brands the next time I buy some electronics. Read the rest of the Cnet article here, or read some comments on engadget here.

2 Responses to “Greener Electronics”

  1. caty Says:

    Thanks for posting this. I’m hoping that more and more people take on this green paradigm as part of daily life. It’s no longer a matter of bohemian preference, but a survival tool. Let’s all go green!

  2. tango! Says:

    Caty,
    for sure…I think this year has been a great year for green… with more hybrid cars, recycling programs, and other such initiatives. The Media Buzz has been great and hopefully it’ll be as quick of a turn around much like the anti smoking or healthy eating story in the states. go green yahoooo!

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