Two non-profit organizations, ChemSec and Clean Production Action (CPA), have released a research report on companies that are leading the electronics industry by moving away from chemicals that can lead to health and environmental problems. The report, “Greening Consumer Electronics: Moving Away from Bromine and Chlorine,” identifies seven companies that have engineered environmental solutions that negate the need for most - or in some cases all - uses of brominated and chlorinated chemicals.
The seven companies include Apple, Sony Ericsson, Segate, DSM Engineering Plastics, Nan Ya and Silicon Storage.
“These seven companies demonstrate that there are less toxic and still cost-effective alternatives to substances of high concern that do not compromise performance or reliability,” says Alexandra McPherson, CPA project director. “They are well positioned to gain competitive advantage in a marketplace and regulatory environment increasingly sensitive to the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products.”