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Greenpeace faults Amazon, other tech giants for environment impact

The report issued faults many companies for failing to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases

AP/PTI  |  Seoul 

Greenpeace says technology titans like Samsung Electronics, and low marks for their environmental impact.

The report issued today faults many of the biggest technology companies for failing to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, use more recycled materials and phase out use of toxic materials.


Greenpeace USA's Guide to Greener Electronics assessed 17 global tech companies. It said companies like Samsung and fell short of Amsterdam-based Fairphone and Apple in various areas.

It said tech companies' manufacturing processes are not as environmentally friendly as their innovative images might suggest. The report urged the companies to use more renewable energy, remove hazardous chemicals and other materials from their products and design longer-lasting devices to help reduce waste.

First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 19:24 IST
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