Greenpeace calls for green changes from IT manufacturers

Greenpeace has called for some of the world's largest IT manufacturers to do more to make their products environmentally friendly.

The organisation claims that too many firms are not making green issues enough of a priority.

Research published by the group reveals that three of the largest PC manufacturers in the world ? Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo - come bottom in its table of green electronics suppliers.

Greenpeace claims that these firms are taking too long to remove toxic chemicals from their products.

Tom Dowdall, toxic technology campaign coordinator, told business managers to put pressure on suppliers.

"Ask them for more progressive environmental policies," he said. "That is one way that the companies will realise that the marketplace is demanding change."

Datamonitor recently published a report which found that as the recession continues, more firms are adopting green IT initiatives because they are looking for ways to cut capital expenditure.

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