Sony Ericsson has the greenest phones

The environmental pressure group tested 37 products from 14 major electronics brands and awarded them points based on criteria such as the substitution of hazardous substances, energy efficiency and recyclability.


And, although Nokia's Evolve 3110 got a special mention, Sony Ericsson was the star performer in the mobile space. The Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and the Sony Ericsson P1i smartphone came out on top in the survey, but these products scored just over half of the possible 100 points available, Greenpeace said.


Others at the top of the study included the Nokia N95.


Several firms declined to provide Greenpeace with data, however, or failed to do so in time or sufficiently, including Apple, Microsoft, and Palm.


Greenpeace said it was challenging electronics manufacturers to take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of their products -- from production, through manufacture and to very end of their products' lives.

It also wants them to clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances and replacing harmful ingredients through safer alternatives or design changes while producing energy efficient products.

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