Greenpeace drops Apple to 9th as HP, Samsung advance in ‘Guide to Greener Electronics’

Apple Online Store“Greenpeace in its latest Greener Electronics guide saw major shifts that most affected Apple,” Electronista reports.

“The company fell from fifth place to ninth simply by failing to advance its score beyond the earlier 4.9 score,” Electronista reports. “While Apple still earned a high score for eliminating BFRs and PVC plastic from its hardware, it was criticized for a lack of information on its policies. The company hasn’t provided enough information on how it manages chemicals, communication in the supply chain or how it plans to phase out any more toxic chemicals, Greenpeace said.”

Electronista reports, “Greenpeace continued to reserve the most criticism for console makers, dropping Microsoft to second-last after it backed away from a commitment to purge BFRs and PVCs and hasn’t provided enough information on its phase-out plans. Nintendo was still in last place for doing nothing about electronics waste and actually increasing its carbon dioxide emissions despite a promise to cut them down.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Free publicity works much better when you attach your slanted wagon to the Apple brand.

103 Comments

  1. What Greenpeace doesn’t realize is Nintendo’s manufacturing byproducts are actually used to coat the tips of Japanese whale harpoons. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    No material waste!

  2. What Greenpeace doesn’t realize is Nintendo’s manufacturing byproducts are actually used to coat the tips of Japanese whale harpoons. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    No material waste!

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