Lenovo Vaults to Top in Greenpeace ‘Greener Technologies’ Rankings :: WRAL.com: "Greenpeace’s global ranking of technology companies for environmental policies has a new leader – Lenovo.

In its latest “Toxic Tech” rankings of “Guide to Greener Technologies,” Lenovo displaced Nokia as the leader among 14 firms that were rated. Not too long ago, Lenovo ranked last in the first guide that the global environmental organization published in August of last year.

Apple, meanwhile, remained in last place.

“Given the growing mountains of e-waste in China - both imported and domestically generated – it is heartening to see a Chinese company taking the lead, and assuming responsibility at least for its own branded waste,' said Iza Kruszewska, the International Toxics Campaigner for Greenpeace. 'The challenge for the industry now is to see who will actually place greener products on the market.'

Lenovo received top scores from Greenpeace for e-waste policies and practice, a “takeback” campaign for old equipment, and recycling efforts in all countries where its products are sold.

“However, the company has yet to put on the market products that are free of the worst chemicals,” Greenpeace said.

“Progress on all criteria but loses points for not having products free of the w"