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Nintendo Again At Bottom Of Greenpeace Eco-Rating Scale

by Matthew Kato on Oct 27, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Once again, Nintendo and Microsoft scored badly in environmental organization Greenpeace's ratings gauging the eco-friendly nature of consumer electronics.

Nintendo scored a 1.8 out of 10 and got dinged for things like not having a plan to eliminate PVC in its products, not committing to reducing greenhouse gases, and working with consumers and dealing with the disposal of old electronics (known as e-waste). One of the few positive areas for the company is the fact that its products got good marks for their energy consumption.

Microsoft, meanwhile, didn't fare much better, scoring a 1.9. In fact, the company was docked a full point for backtracking on a commitment to phase out BFRs (brominated flame retardants) and PVC in its products by the end of 2010.

Sony scored the best out of the console makers, posting a 5.1, which is up from a 4.9 ranking in the last report.

For more on Greenpeace's report and ratings, head here.