“Environmental concerns continue to plague Apple and its suppliers in China,” Kelly Hodgkins reports for TUAW.

“Earlier this year, Apple was singled out in an environmental report called “The Other Side of Apple,” which detailed health, environment and safety issues at Chinese manufacturing facilities,” Hodgkins reports. “Apple met with some of its green critics over the summer, but its practices are still under fire.”

Hodgkins reports, “Apple reportedly met this week again with nine representatives from five Chinese environmental groups to discuss pollution from its suppliers… According to Li Li, the director of EnviroFriends, Apple said ‘it had already spoken to 11 supply firms and asked them to reform, and they’re in the process of initiating communications with the other four.’ Despite this effort, Li believed Apple was not sincere in its efforts to curb pollution. Not everyone was negative towards Apple’s response, though. Notable Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun said Apple’s efforts were ‘a major step forward.'”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]