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Apple moves up in Greenpeace electronics rankings

Apple has moved up the list of companies featured in Greenpeace’s latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Apple, which was 14th in past rankings, moved up to 10th in the latest set, scoring a 4.7 out of ten. Fellow mobile handset producers Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson top the list in first, second, and third places, respectively. According to Greenpeace, the company is doing well on chemicals elimination and has improved its recycling efforts, but still ranks as “poor” on energy; the environmental group cited the company as “bad” for little use of recycled plastic content in its products, but somewhat amusingly noted that certain cases available for its products did use recycled materials. Greenpeace’s full scorecard used for the rankings is available online (PDF Link).

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1

Does anyone really care what Greenpeace thinks? Seriously!

Posted by Bill Henderson on April 1, 2009 at 8:02 AM (PDT)

2

Yeah, I think probably Apple cares what Greenpeace says about Apple, becuase Apple thinks there are enough people in its target market for whom pronouncements from Greenpeace will affect purchase decisions.

I’d be the last person to suggest that Greenpeace is perfect, but it’s not so bad to have an organization out there putting some pressure on electronics manufacturers to do better in terms of environmental concerns.

Posted by orgel in Falls Church, VA on April 1, 2009 at 8:18 AM (PDT)

3

greenpiece became relevant when??  (misspelling intended)

Posted by Hydra-Calm on April 1, 2009 at 9:26 AM (PDT)

4

Yeah, this week Apple is up.

Next week, Apple will go back to being the scum of the earth.

Or is Apple being up an April Fools Joke by Greenpeace?

Posted by dave on April 1, 2009 at 1:05 PM (PDT)

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