Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Why is Greenpeace taking on Apple?

The environmental track records of Apple Computer and Lenovo Group have been singled out for criticism by the controversial group Greenpeace in a report on toxic chemicals used by the technology industry.

The Guide to Greener Electronics, published late last week, is designed to help consumers and businesses gauge how green tech companies are. Rather than focusing on recycling, customers wanting to buy green should focus on the toxic chemicals used by tech suppliers, Greenpeace claims.

Many who swear by Apple will say Greanpeace has gone mad. Others supporting the environment will to pledge to be guided by the Greanpeace findings.

A representative for Apple disagreed with Greenpeace's rating and said that Apple maintains high environmental standards.

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