Nokia earns a nod from Greenpeace

Greenpeace’s often hotly-debated list of electronics companies that are or are not eco-friendly came out last week, with mobile phone giant Nokia nabbing the top spot on the eco-friendly list.

“Nokia scores very well on toxic chemical issues, launching new models free of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) since the end of 2005 and aiming to have all new models free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and antimony trioxide (a chemical flame retardant) by the end of 2009,” Greenpeace said in its report.

It also noted that 25 percent of the energy used by the Finnish handset maker in 2007 came from renewable sources and that it aims to increase use of renewables to 50 percent by 2010.

Nintendo and Microsoft, on the other hand, fared the worst. Apple, who was heavily blasted by Greenpeace last time, did a bit better this year, thanks to their efforts to remove brominated flame retardants, PVC, and mercury in their products.

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