Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Apple blocks iPhones from green ranking scheme | Environment | The Guardian

Apple blocks iPhones from green ranking scheme Environment The Guardian

...The scheme gives phones a rating of zero to five based on their environmental footprint and major manufacturers including Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung have signed up. The network O2, which is launching the rating system today, said 93% of the devices its customers use will be covered.
Launched in partnership with sustainability advisers
Forum for the Future, the green ranking scheme scores handsets on the ecological impact of their raw materials, the manufacturing process, packaging, how long they are likely to last, energy efficiency and how easy they are to reuse or recycle.
An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment on why the company had decided not to join the voluntary labelling scheme, but highlighted its
environmental reporting online.
Many other mobile phone manufacturers, including market leader Nokia,
publish similar environment reports online and are taking part in the rankings...

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