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t.alex
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Re: feel good
t.alex   5/14/2013 10:40:17 AM
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The Source, 

This is very good resource for companies to adopt and follow. We would like to see more companies on the greener scale.

tirlapur
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Re: feel good
tirlapur   5/14/2013 3:02:26 AM
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Here is a list that was published last year from Greenpeace that ranks consumer electronics companies based on their work and commitment to three environmental areas

@The Source, thanks a lot for sharing this link. The current version of the report ranks the companies based on the overall score. I really wish we had multiple such reports based on the product the companies are manufacturing. For example a seperate report for mobile OEM, sepearate report tablet OEM's etc.

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Re: feel good
The Source   5/13/2013 12:21:42 PM
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t.alex,

This might help to guide you. Here is a list that was published last year from Greenpeace that ranks consumer electronics companies based on their work and commitment to three environmental areas: Energy and Climate, Greener Products, and Sustainable Operations.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/cool-it/Campaign-analysis/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics/

 

 

t.alex
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Re: feel good
t.alex   5/13/2013 11:29:54 AM
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Definitely I will too. But how can I know which company really cares about the environment? Some companies just try to pay more more money on marketing and polishing themselves as ones which care about environment. 

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Re: feel good
tirlapur   5/11/2013 10:38:45 AM
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would they be willing to spend more to buy products from a company that does care for the envionment?

@Ariella, very good question. I think we need to educate people abou this. We should encourage people to buy products from a company which cares for the environment. I am sure people will pay some extra premium on such products.


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Can Good E-Waste Efforts Soften High Tech's Uncaring Image
garyk   5/10/2013 3:31:24 PM
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The manufacurer should take back the E-Waste, within there manufacturing process they generate Re-Claim they already have a way to dispose of the E-Waste!!!

Question: How long to you keep a cell phone, computer or anyother comminication device? 2 yrs? Design obsoleacences is built in so you can keep purchasing new toys. This keeps the CM's working. When products fail what does the failure anaylsis say? My guess is that Tin Whiskering from the Lead Free components caused the failure.

Has anyone reached why the price solder gone up so high in the US? (Solder Bars, Solder Wire and Solder Past)

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prabhakar_deosthali   5/10/2013 7:22:36 AM
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In my opinion, if the environment protection is really to be implemented in a full spirit, Each country should make it legally binding for the manufacturer to take back its product when the purchaser wants to dump it. The companies buying back their products should not be seen as doing something great. It should become their legal responsibility and the companies who are unwilling to do it should be penalized by the law.

Similarly the consumers who do not return their old products to the manufacturer should be penalized too.

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Ariella   5/9/2013 8:40:53 PM
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Thanks for that link. I did a little searching on my own and found this: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/2273-shoppers-pay-socially-responsible-companies.html It lists categories of people willing ot pay more, though it doesn't say how much more:

Nielsen's Global Corporate Citizenship Survey found that 46 percent of global consumers are willing to pay extra for products and services from companies that have implemented programs to give back to society.

Younger consumers tend to be more socially conscious, the research shows. Just over half of those consumers between 15 and 39 years old said they were willing to pay extra for such items, compared with 37 percent of those over 40.

Nic Covey, vice president of Nielsen's global corporate social responsibility program Nielsen Cares, said it's clear that corporate social responsibility efforts resonate with a specific group of consumers.

"Marketers need to know who those consumers are in order to maximize the social and business return of their cause marketing efforts," Covey said. "This understanding allows brands to engage in social impact efforts that appeal to the right consumers with the right causes and through the right channels."

Shoppers outside of the U.S. are leading the social responsibility push. The study revealed a larger percentage of consumers in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America are willing to pay extra for products and services from socially responsible companies than their North American and European peers.

The highest concentration of socially conscious consumers is in the Philippines; nearly 70 percent of those surveyed were willing to pay extra. The Netherlands came in last among the countries surveyed, with only 21 percent of its surveyed residents saying they were willing to spend more.

 

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Re: feel good
The Source   5/9/2013 8:21:52 PM
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Ariella,

In 2007, a survey of global consumers showed that 53% of respondents prefer to purchase products and services from companies that have a strong environmental reputation. I suspect that since the 2007 survey the number of consumers who prefer to purchase products from companies that are environmentally friendly has grown.  I hope I'm correct.  Here's the link to the article:


http://www.environmentalleader.com/2007/10/02/53-of-consumers-prefer-to-buy-from-companies-with-green-rep/

 

Ariella
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Re: feel good
Ariella   5/9/2013 5:14:08 PM
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@tiralpur the question is: would they be willing to spend more to buy products from a company that does care for the envionment? And if they are, how much more? Some recycled products, for example, cost more than non-recycled one, and I do wonder how the sales compare.

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