Greenpeace has published its December 2007 version of the Guide to Greener Electronics and added TV and game console makers to the list. This version of the Greenpeace guide has 18 companies in total and Greenpeace says for the first time a global company, Nintendo, has entered its list at 0 points.
Microsoft ranks a bit higher on the list at about 2.5 while Apple has moved up to a 6 on the scale from the 2.5 on the April 2007 version of the list.
Controversy surrounded the Guide to Greener Electronics as DailyTech reported in October. The bromide chemical industry claims the laboratory equipment used by Greenpeace is unable to tell the difference between bromide flame-retardants and other brominated compounds leading some to question the validity of Greenpeace’s testing methods.
Greenpeace cites specifically that Nintendo failed to produce redeeming qualities each category: chemical management, chemical phase-out protocol, PVC phase-out policy, brominated flame-retardant (BFR) phase-out policy, PVC-free and BFR-free design, waste production responsibilities, voluntary waste takeback, customer guidance and recycled materials.