Some of the hottest names in technology scored the lowest grades in a recent test of environmentally-unfriendly electronics. That’s because some of your favorite tech gadgets are made with toxic chemicals like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs).
And when last year’s coolest trend isn’t so cool anymore, tons of tossed out electronics make their way to the developing world, where children dismantle them for scraps, and are exposed to the toxics they contain. It’s time for these companies to cut the chemicals from their products, and create a strong recycling program.
So guess who ranked at the bottom of the barrel?
Apple. Along with Motorola, Acer, and Lenovo.
Tell these toxic tech companies to clean up their act:
And don’t forget to see the full report card and find out how your favorite gadgets ranked.