“A chemical industry group has lashed out against Greenpeace, condemning the environmental lobby group for making unfair criticism of Apple’s iPhone’s green credentials,” Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK.
“Greenpeace last week released an analysis of the iPhone, in which it claims the product contains a range of potentially dangerous chemicals,” Evans reports. “The Bromine Science and Environmental Forum BSEF), the international organisation of the bromine chemical industry, points out that none of the substances Greenpeace is criticising Apple for deploying in the device are banned under existing environmental law.”
“‘All the substances reported by Greenpeace are approved for use, and provide critical performance and safety functions in a wide range of electronic products,’ the organisation countered,” Evans reports.
“The rebuttal continues to explain that – even according to Greenpeace’s own study – the iPhone complies with all existing EU regulatory requirements,” Evans reports. “It adds: ‘The brominated flame retardant most likely used in the iPhone is actually a reactive – it reacts with other substances to form a plastic and, once reacted, it is also no longer available to the environment. The Greenpeace report is incorrect in its assertions about the potential for releases to the environment.'”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “ds” for the heads up.]
It’s funny that a group calling itself “Greenpeace” continually wages “Yellowwar.”