Retailers, Manufacturers to Work With Green Consortium
A group of huge names in the CE industry, including Best Buy, Walmart, Dell, HP and Toshiba, have announced plans to work with a group called the Sustainability Consortium in order to "research and publish findings on the lifecycle environmental and social impacts of electronic products."
The Consortium's work will also be administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas.
"Customers tell us they want to purchase electronics that have a minimal impact on our planet. This is an effort to help them do that using a common methodology that manufacturers across the industry participate in," Scott O'Connell, environmental strategist for Dell, said as part of the announcement. "This is about making it easy for customers to determine what's 'green' and what's not, and we'd like to have the whole industry involved."