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Until recently, electronics manufacturers have been more concerned with producing faster, smaller, sleeker products than with what would happen when we the consumers started throwing our old gadgets away in favor of the latest model. Many PCs and devices are often laden with dangerous chemicals, and they’re total energy hogs, too. But now, according to an article in the USA Today, this situation is starting to change, as manufacturers begin to take the impact of their products on the environment much more seriously. In June, Dell announced a green initiative, and weeks before that, Apply announced its intention to clean up its products, too. This is good news, because according to Greenpeace—which recently released a scorecard ranking companies in terms of their environmental impact—Jobs and his crew rank near the bottom. Nokia holds the top spot.—Gregory Mone

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