If youâ€™re looking to buy a new gadget, but want to figure out which brand is greenest, youâ€™re in luck. The Consumer Electronics Association has released its first Environmental Sustainability Report showing how major electronic companies stack up when it comes to sustainability.
The report covers a wide range of devices and examines companies like Dell, Nokia, Intel and Hewlett-Packard based on design, energy conservation, manufacturing, delivery strategies and charitable practices.
The report is a mixture of good and bad news. In the past four years, companies saw a reduction in electricity use of 5-25% per one million dollars in revenue, but greenhouse gas emissions have increased by an average of 15% per one million dollars in revenue. A total of 69 percent report active recycling programs but only 38 percent report reusing electronics whether whole or in part.
All companies have introduced more energy-efficient products, notably monitors, which have shown a 30 percent energy consumption reduction compared to older models.
The most interesting information is the brand-specific data. You can check out the full report here (PDF).
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