Apple, Inc. and Greenpeace (the environmental activist and poor sailors) have kissed and made up. It wasn’t all that long ago that Greenpeace blasted Apple for being a sour, toxic company.
We love Apple. Apple knows more about “clean” design than anybody, right? So why do Macs, iPods, iBooks and the rest of their product range contain hazardous substances that other companies have abandoned? A cutting edge company shouldn’t be cutting lives short by exposing children in China and India to dangerous chemicals. That’s why we Apple fans need to demand a new, cool product: a greener Apple.
Ouch. But Apple listened, and Greenpeace watched. Apple’s products are as green as you can get, according to the Guide to Greener Electronics.
Greenpeace is handing out grades to consumer electronics makers for phasing out the use of hazardous substances and Apple, Sony Ericsson and Nokia are top of the class.