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All posts tagged "greenpeace"


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Apple "Burned" by Greenpeace Report

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 01:15 PM

http://gigaom.com/apple/apple-burne...(GigaOM:+Apple)

"Apple came in at the bottom of a new report from Greenpeace (which is being presented at Green:Net today) detailing the energy choices made by major IT companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook and more."

The report is available here and is called "How Dirty is Your Data?" In it, Greenpeace slams Apple mainly because the location of their new data center is in North Carolina, the heart of coal country, thus making it more reliant on fossil fuels than if they had built it in another more eco-friendly location. Greenpeace was quick to add that we shouldn't make too much of this report yet since Apple hasn't even started using this new center so the figures used are estimates. Seems rather silly to even put out the report if you can't base it on facts. Yes, I realize due to the location that the odds are certainly that fossil fuel will provide the power but we don't even know what kinds of ways Apple is going to mitigate this so why not wait until we get the facts. Inconvenient I suppose.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Greenpeace Continues Assault on Apple

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/greenpeace-hates-apple

"Greenpeace continues to be at odds with Apple's message that they are as green as green can be. Today's report (page 22-23) puts Apple in the lower half of the technology rung with Japanese whale killers like Nintendo and Fujitsu. Do Samsung, Nokia and Sony Ericsson have batteries that last for 5 years?"

Is it me, or is Greenpeace just obsessed with Apple?

Considering Nintendo, Fujitsu, Lenovo, Microsoft, HP, Dell and Sony are all worse, you would think they had bigger fish to fry. Instead, they continue to publicly flog Apple, probably because dopes like me get annoyed and write about it.

Come to think of it, I've said too much already.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Apple Doing Better With Greenpeace

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/31/...-latest-report/

"HP, Lenovo, and Dell haven't fared too badly in some of Greenpeace's previous e-waste reports, but it looks like three companies have fallen well short of the organization's expectations this time around, with each getting called out for failing to live up to their promises."

Not that anyone cares (or should) about what Greenpeace has to say about anything, but Apple's a frequent target of their ire (they went so far as to disrupt Macworld San Francisco last year with their stupid stunts) and it seems like they have much bigger fish to fry now. While Apple isn't exactly in the green, Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Acer are all worse and are all selling more units than Apple will ever sell in any market, so maybe Apple goes off their radar for a bit and they start focusing on the bigger guys who will, justifiably, ignore them.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Unsurprisingly, Green Peace Not Pleased

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Laptops" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/t...promise20090107

"The only new product Apple has announced so far at this year's Macworld was a new MacBook Pro with reduced amounts of PVC and BFRs. Which is good, but not what Apple had promised for 2009 and no substantial further progress than the MacBooks announced in October. Let's just take a minute to remember why this matters. Toxic chemicals in electronics are a cause of serious environmental pollution, putting workers at risk of exposure during both the production and disposal processes. Greenpeace investigations into the e-waste yards of India, Ghana and China over the past few years have uncovered numerous examples of poorly protected workers being exposed to toxic pollution. Removing PVC and BFRs would make Apple computers safer and easier to recycle, as well as allowing much higher recycling rates to be achieved."

It's nice to see GreenPeace taking on the important issues, like a continued vendetta against Apple. I don't see a whole lot of complaints against other companies (HP and Dell sell infinitely more laptops and desktops than Apple does) who are close to Apple on their scale of computer makers (see their chart here), but then again, most of those companies are big enough to not give a damn.

Two of the comments on their blog post particularly made me smile. They're after the jump if you'd like to follow along. Read more...


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