Thursday, December 07, 2006

Strong Language, for a Zombie

That's funny, I thought that Greenpeace's report on electronic toxins blew away in the wind after being soundly refuted by Keith Ripley and RoughlyDrafted. But no, it's back and kicking, having been reported on recently by both zdnet and computerweekly. Here is some strong language:

"In sharp contrast, Apple is awarded the last position because the company has made absolutely no improvements to its policies or practices since the ranking was first released three months ago, although most of its competitors have improved environmental policies," said Kruszewska. "Despite being the world leader in innovation and design, Apple is losing the race by failing to keep up with the other companies."

Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics ranked the top 14 PC and laptop producers on their use of harmful chemicals and waste recycling. Not one PC manufacturer gained a green ranking, while Apple and HP products contained the highest levels of toxins, according to Greenpeace.

It's always surprising when a zombie talks, you always need to wonder what the reason for such an odd event is. Wouldn't have anything to do with getting kicked out of Macexpo, would it?

It may not be appropriate, but I'm going to use some strong language of my own. Right now. This is malarkey; there, I've said it. I'm not saying Apple is perfect, but Greenpeace is about as misguided on this one as they were when they drove the Rainbow Warrior into Tubbataha Reef.

No comments: