imageGreenpeace has released its annual ratings of electronics majors ranking them on the basis of their global policies and practices on eliminating harmful chemicals and on taking responsibility for their products once they are discarded. Nintendo seems to be totally environmental un-friendly. For all the philanthropy that the Bill and Melinda Foundation seems to be doing, Microsoft is also up there among the defaulters. My personal favorite Sony, seems to be doing good.

The report and ratings can be seen here.

How effective the findings of this report will be, depends on whether users will actually consider buying a less environment friendly product, for the sake of a cleaner, greener tomorrow. Lesser profits would lead manufacturers to go green around the gills and actually comply with standards and provide safer products.