Greenpeace says gadgets at CES 2009 could be greener
Greenpeace has declared that while gadgets are getting greener, there is still a long way to go in order to make them environmentally friendly. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Greenpeace urged companies to act quicker on making their products environmentally friendly.
The group tested 50 gadgets at the show to test out eco-friendly they were using three criteria: the use of dangerous chemicals, power consumption and recyclability.
A 24in widescreen monitor made by Lenovo was named most eco-friendly gadget, scoring 6.9 out of 10, while Acer’s Veriton computer scored lowest, with 3.3 out of 10. Among the other products, Samsung scored 5.45 out of 10 for its F268 mobile phone, while Sharp’s 52in LC-52GX5 television scored 5.92 out of 10.
Six companies – Asus, Microsoft, Nintendo, Apple, Palm and Philips – refused to take part in the survey.
“We're pleased to say that the electronics industry has taken encouraging strides towards increasing the green features on some gadgets over the past year, but none stand out in all environmental categories,” said Casey Harrell, a Greenpeace campaigner. “The race for the green winner is still on.”