Getting greener but not yet there. Greenpeace green electronics product survey

In June 2010, Greenpeace invited 20 companies to submit their greenest products across 7 categories that would be on the market by November 2010. These included monitors, desktops, notebooks, netbooks, mobile phones, smartphones, and televisions. Eighteen companies rose to the challenge, sharing 48 environmentally-friendly products that will be available on the market in early 2011 for Greenpeace to assess. Apple and Philips declined to participate, though Greenpeace did assess a product from each company.

Getting greener but not yet there. Greenpeace green electronics product survey

In June 2010, Greenpeace invited 20 companies to submit their greenest products across 7 categories that would be on the market by November 2010. These included monitors, desktops, notebooks, netbooks, mobile phones, smartphones, and televisions. Greenpeace received 42 products from 18 companies.

Apple and Philips declined to participate, though Greenpeace did assess a product from each company; Apple Macbook Pro and Philips' Econova television.

The highest scoring products are:

  • Desktops: HP Compaq 6005 Pro Ultra-slim (6.06 points)
  • Notebooks: Asus UL30A (5.59 points)
  • Netbooks: Acer TM8172 (5.08 points)
  • Monitors: Asus VW 247H-HF (7.50 points)
  • Mobile Phones: Samsung GT-S7550(Blue Earth) (7.03 points)
  • Televisions: Sharp LC-52SE1 (6.46 points)
  • Smartphones: Sony Ericsson Aspen (M1i) (6.21 points)


You can read the entire report here.

Download the Greenpeace powerpoint presentation here.

The Greenpeace factsheet 'Electronics Industry - Milestones on the Road to Greener Electronics' is attached. In this factsheet Greenpeace attempts to show where the industry was in 2005 when Greenpeace first launched the Green Electronics campaign and where the industry is today. It includes global market share projections on mobiles phones, PCs and TVs in 2011 and 2012 that will be PVC and BFR free.