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Green Electronics for Your Life

The electronics industry has always been very fertile in launching new products on the market and leading brands from the techno industry such as Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba are now taking the initiative in greening their electronic products. The electronics market industry has now become very careful about the environment and is moving towards Greener Electronics and adapting environmental policies.

“The Greener Electronics Guide” is getting the electronics industry to take responsibility for the life cycle of their products and to make them eco friendly. “The Guide” was launched in August 2006 and now its has published its 9th edition. The major role of this guide is to rank the leaders of the mobile companies, computers, TV and games. It ranks the market according to its policies and practices on toxic chemicals, recycling and energy. The guide has been a key driving force in getting many companies to make significant improvements to their environmental policies, and it continues to provoke significant changes in the hardware industry.

An Investigation On Electronics Industry

The latest site where high-tech toxic trash was discovered, causing maximum pollution was in Ghana. The recent investigation disclosed the major companies products being torn apart in almost worst conditions, emitting hazardous toxic chemicals in the surroundings causing maximum disturbance in the life cycle at the alarming stage.

  • Philips stands out as the company with the worst position on e-waste and recycling. It ranks 12th with 5.4 points.
  • Secondly, is the portable devices industry which are also tremendously growing with waste problems as they continue to upgrade their products every alternate year.

Toxic Free and Safe Green Electronics

The electrical manufacturers have put up their collars and are eliminating the harmful chemicals which are used in the designing of the products.

Lets review few cases of the electronics industry and their initiatives for the environment:-

There are no companies who have so far released a computer completely free of brominated flame retardants (BFR) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) but several have recently launched computer products with restricted amounts of toxic like BFRs and PVC, companies like Apple, Dell, Toshiba are going green in the industry and launching products which in itself is a big achievement for the market.

Sony Ericsson is another one that stands tall, as it has banned hazardous chemicals such as antimony, beryllium and Phthalates since the beginning of the year. All of its new models are PVC-free.

Following the footsteps of these companies like Sony Ericsson and Nokia, Apple has also announced that its new series of iPods will be free of BFRs, PVC and mercury.

Toshiba is also setting an example for other companies and taking many initiatives to improve the environmental policies.

Save Environment

Electronic reuse and recycling can save the environment up to 2% – 3%. The electronics and consumer industries can specifically take steps to protect and preserve the shared environment. Producers need to take a truly comprehensive approach for the environment and people’s livelihoods. Consumers also have to choose a poison-free product and they must request products that can be recycled.