Greenpeace punches Nintendo in the face

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 28 2007 @ 07:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Greenpeace released its quarterly environmental rankings which gives leading electronics companies a score between zero and ten. Nintendo is a newcomer in the list and scores really bad, in fact it's the first company to score a zero out of ten.

The most environmental-friendly brands are Samsung and Sony Ericsson, each scoring 7.7.
After Apple Inc. was ranked last among 14 companies in April, Chief Executive Steve Jobs pledged to remove vinyl plastics, or PVCs, and brominated flame retardants from all its products by 2008. That helped lift its ranking to 11th place in Tuesday's list.

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Microsoft, judged on its Zune MP3 player and Xbox game console lost points for its pledge to eliminate toxic chemicals only in 2011 and for having no voluntary takeback program. Nintendo provided no information to consumers on the substances it uses or future elimination of hazardous materials, Greenpeace said.
More info at SeattlePI.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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