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Greenpeace says that Nintendo is bad for the environment, again

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on May 27th, 2010

Once again this year, Greenpeace has given Nintendo the lowest score out of all the electronics companies it graded. However, this year, Nintendo’s score was up! They scored 1.8 out of 10. I guess that’s a bit of progress.

Greenpeace says that Nintendo scored most points on chemicals; it has put games consoles on the market that have PVC-free internal wiring and has banned phthalates and is also monitoring the use of antimony and beryllium. And though it is endeavoring to eliminate the use of PVC, it has not set a timeline for its phase-out yet.

Acer Aspire 3811TZ and 3811TZG are the greenest Acer laptops yet

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2010

Acer’s new Aspire 3811TZ and Aspire 3811TZG are two of the greenest laptops you can get. Not in actual color, but in eco-friendliness. They fall into the company’s Timeline series and both 13.3-inch laptops have the honor of being singled out by Greenpeace as being completely free of nasty materials.

No PVC (otherwise known as polyvinyl chloride) or BFR (brominated flame retardants) here. These are powered by Intel ULV Core 2 Duo CPUs, so they are more power-efficient than most and last longer per charge. Nothing on availability and price, but it’s likely that one will be over a grand and one under.

Greenpeace not happy with HP, Lenovo, and Dell

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2009

Greenpeace not happy with HP, Lenovo, and DellIn previous reports from Greenpeace, HP, Lenovo, and Dell haven’t done very badly, but the trio has failed to meet Greenpeaces expectations this time. They made promises they could not keep. All three had promised to eliminate PVC and brominated flame retardants in their products by the end of this year, but now they will apparently not be able to meet that deadline.

The only one to offer up a new deadline is Lenovo, who says they will now do it by the end of 2010. On the other end of the spectrum, Philips has jumped from 15th place to 4th, largely due to new recycling initiatives.

Greenpeace’s Green Scorecard

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on November 25th, 2008

Greenpeace’s Green ScorecardIt’s that time again. Greenpeace has released their new Guide to Greener Electronics. Compared to last year, there are many changes. Some you might expect, some you may not have foreseen.

Some manufacturers went up on the scale, while others went down. Nokia is the standout at the top, right at the 7 out of 10 mark, but poor Nintendo… The Big N is once again stuck at 1 out of 10. How did Apple fare? They fail once again and drop to the 14th position out of 18 companies.

Nintendo scores 0.3 on Greenpeace rankings

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on March 20th, 2008

Nintendo scores 0.3 on Greenpeace rankings
Everybody loves Nintendo, whether you’re a Mario fan or just like to paint hobby horses like Yoshi and ride them. But according to Greenpeace, Nintendo does not love the environment. Not that Luigi’s clubbing baby seals or anything. Greenpeace’s latest “Guide to Greener Electronics” which tracks how green technology companies are on a scale from 0-10, ranked Nintendo dead last.

Adding insult to injury, they scored only 0.3 of 10. Philips, their closest competitor scored a full four points higher. This is out of nine different categories that they take into account for the score. Apparently one of the only things Nintendo did well was establish a Green Procurement Standards for Suppliers. Funny thing about that is that they didn’t actually provide the information. They only said that they had it. Their score on Chemicals Management was “Partially Bad” , everything else…”Bad”.