Late last week, environmental watchdog Greenpeace released their Guide to Greener Electronics (pdf) which rates how eco-friendly different tech companies are based on publicly available information. Apple scored 4th lowest, beating only Leveno, Motorola, and Acer. Among the top-scorers were Nokia and Dell. News.com has received a statement from Apple responding to the Greenpeace claims. Apple does note that their LCD monitors do contain small amounts of mercury, which they are working to find a suitable alternative for. Apple began an expanded computer recycling program in April 2006. Apple has had an iPod recycling program in the US since 2005. Apple's annual shareholder meetings have seen frequent protests from environmental groups (2005, 2006).