Green Peace has announced the results of its first global exam on green electronics and the report card is somewhat surprising. As you can see above, companies like Nokia and Dell are getting closer to the green zone, while others like Apple, Motorola and Lenovo are ranked way into the red.
The initiative was developed in order to help reduce the use of toxic chemicals and electronic wastes (e-wastes) used in electronics. Due to a high consistency of these toxic e-wastes, many retired electronics are wholly unrecyclable. As a result, once contaminated devices are discarded, they are tossed into ever expanding toxic e-wastes dumps. If the initiative is successful, it will greatly increase the recyclability of electronics worldwide and therefore reduce the quantity of toxic e-wastes.