Environmentalists complain about Apple's policies

Posted on Friday, April 22 2005 @ 19:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
An environmental coalition complained to Apple about its environmental policies. The protesters say that particularly the iPod is a bad deal for the environment because it costs user more than $100 to return the iPod when they need to change the battery. Steve Jobs opposed to these statements:
He said that in 2004 Apple took back 1,500 tons of products through its recycling programme, with 90 per cent of three million computers, keyboards and mice suitable for recycling. Campaigners have called for recycling to be provided for free, but Jobs defended $30 charge, comparing it to the $20 and $40 charges respectively levied by Dell and HP, the two largest PC manufacturers.
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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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