Companies fail to guide buyers to ‘green’ gadgets

A Greenpeace environmental assessment of consumer electronics has unearthed some positive trends. But the group says more can be done to improve and promote products’ environmental credentials.

Consumer electronics now contain fewer hazardous substances and are more energy efficient, but more must be done to help buyers identify ‘greener’ products and use them efficiently, according to a Greenpeace report. The green pressure group also urges manufacturers to carry out life-cycle assessments of products to tackle environmental impacts more comprehensively.

In its assessment of consumer electronics, Greenpeace considered 50 produ

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