Mobile phone industry faces a long road to green
Mobile phone recycling is "amazingly low," with rates of 10 percent considered good, according to a new study from International Data Corp., or IDC.
The Framingham-based market intelligence firm looked at where the mobile phone industry stands on sustainability.
"IDC used a variety of primary and secondary sources to obtain information on mobile device manufacturers' packaging, materials, energy, end-of-life programs, and overall sustainability efforts to develop the green ranking methodology," Stephen Drake, IDC's program vice president for mobility and telecom, said in a statement.
In alphabetical order, the top five mobile device manufacturers in terms of their sustainability policies and practices are Apple, LG, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson, IDC said in a press release.