If you value the environment don't buy from Apple or Lenovo

Greenpeace has issued some fascilnating data on how "green" various technology makers processes are. Your Guide to Green Electronics and How the Companies Stack Up

7 Nokia - Good but room for improvement on amounts recycled.

7 Dell - Points lost for not yet having models without the worst chemicals. Strong support for takeback.

5.3 Sony Ericsson - Some models without some of the worst chemicals, but bad on precautionary principle and take back.

5 Samsung - Points for toxic phase out but not good on take back and recycling.

4.7 Sony - Some models without the worst chemicals, but bad on precautionary principle and take back.

4.7 Hewlett Packard - Timelines only for toxics phase out plan. Good on amounts recycled. Deducted one penalty point (Sept 06).

4.3 LGE - Points for toxic phase out date but bad on take back.

3.3 Panasonic - Only good on chemicals management.

3 Toshiba - Some models without the worst chemicals, but no timelines for elimination and poor on takeback.

3 Fujitsu-Siemens - Points for some models free of worst chemicals, but poor on takeback.

2.7 Apple - Low scores on almost all criteria.

2.3 Acer - Should do better on all criteria.

1.7 Motorola - Points for chemicals management. Recently broke clean up promise.

1.3 Lenovo - The lowest score of all companies.