BlackBerry is anything but green, says Greenpeace

BlackBerry is anything but green, says Greenpeace

We all love our gadgets, but the reality is the mass production of electronics takes a toll on our planet's resources, and we're all for efforts that aim to lessen that impact.

And one of the best known is the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics, an annual snapshot of the good and bad of the electronics world when it comes to a pre-agreed set of eco credentials.

Top prize in 2011's edition goes to HP, which scores 5.9 in the 10-point sliding scale of greenness. That's still a long way from perfect, obviously, but Greenpeace has set the bar high and doesn't have to balance idealistic environmental considerations with the more mundane matter of trying to make a profit.

That of course is a bit of a thorny issue for HP right now, as it's certainly not raking in the cash right now. But any theory that going green damages the bottom line doesn't really hold water when you consider who's at the other end of the scale.

It's our old friends Research in Motion, the struggling Canadian mobile maker scoring a paltry 1.6 out of 10. Who in case you haven't noticed aren't doing all that well right now.

For the record, Nokia continues to set the example for most of its rivals, though it has slipped from top spot last year to third this time around and scores just 4.9 out of 10, behind second placed Dell and just ahead of fourth placed Apple.

For more info on the good, the bad and the in-between in Greenpeace's quest for a planet-hugging gadget world, as well as details on the criteria behind its scoring system, head over to the Greenpeace website.

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Cozworth806  Nov. 10, 2011 at 18:52

What no HTC? Pah!


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