Tuesday April 3, 12:45 pm ET
By Toby Sterling, Associated Press Writer
Greenpeace Int'l Ranks Apple Last for Environmental Friendliness, While Lenovo Group Tops List
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Greenpeace International placed Apple Inc. last in its rankings of major electronics makers for their environmental friendliness, while Chinese manufacturer Lenovo Group Ltd. jumped to the top of the list.
An Apple spokeswoman said the company rejects Greenpeace's ranking system and that its products are among the "greenest" on the market, pointing to more technical ratings used by the Green Electronics Council.
Greenpeace ranked 14 computer and mobile phone makers according to their efforts to limit the use of hazardous chemicals in production and in taking steps to ensure that goods that become broken or obsolete are recycled.
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