Greenpeace praises HP for killing most PVC from supply chain, Nokia still cleanest

From Greenpeace: The 13th edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics rewards Hewlett-Packard for putting a PC on the market that is virtually free of PVC (vinyl plastic) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Only the power supply unit and cable still contain these hazardous substances. Earlier this year, Greenpeace had staged protests at HP’s headquarters […]

Greenpeace Declares Nokia Super-Green, Nintendo Not-So-Much

Greenpeace released its annual eco-rankings of electronics manufacturers. And the winner is… NOKIA, which scored a 7.45 out of 10 (10 being green-tastic). The whole report is worth a gander, but here’s the highlights, which I recommend reading to yourself in a Howard Cossell voice. Bad news: Apple finished towards the middle of the pack […]

Consume your way to climate change

If ever there was a certain dogmatic element to environmentalism, – perhaps a little removed from the West’s internal cultural negotiations – has not detected it. How else could it produce a list of gadgets that combine green living with extravagant luxury? Pictured here is Husqvarna’s solar powered lawnmower. Other highlights include a WiFi […]

Does Sennheiser use this cardboard packaging? (If they don't, they should)

We can’t figure out if this packaging for the Sennhesier CX 300 headphones — made entirely of cardboard — is real or just a design prototype. Clearly previous CX 300 were packaged in the typical hard plastic shell, but perhaps Sennheiser has adopted this easy-to-recycle packaging. But if they have, John brought up a very […]

Flat-Pack "Eco" Speakers Made from 100% Recycled Materials

Yes, these “Eco Speakers” have cabinets made from cardboard. But the manufacturer also claims they are made from “100% recycled materials,” which should include the drivers and housings as well, which is laudable. And they’re only $15—if you can find them. They appear to be sold out from the manufacturer’s store. If you look at […]