toggle

AAPL Stock: 100.58 ( + 0.01 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Protestors challenge Apple\'s e-waste policy

updated 07:35 am EST, Tue January 11, 2005

Apple\'s e-waste policy

Nearly two dozen "raucous" demonstrators in mock hazardous-material safety suits held a noon-hour vigil Monday outside Apple's main Cupertino headquarters, protesting . Claiming that Apple's policies are lagging behind PC industry rivals, such as Hewlett-Packard and Dell, "they hoisted placards criticizing Apple, including one reading 'iPod = iWaste.' A banner depicted an arm tossing an iPod into the trash. Organizers said they planned a larger rally today at San Francisco's Moscone Center," according to the Mercury News. The article notes that Apple now offers its customers a fee-based computer take-back program and that last week it joined eBay's "Rethink Initiative," which promotes e-waste recycling and provides consumers with information on how to dispose of junk electronic goods.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. Droesemix

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Hmmmm

    All that fuzz for a company with < 5% marketshare...

  1. jimothy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Hey now!

    Anybody about to throw an iPod in the trash, please give it to me instead.

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    it's consumer-retalliati

    These people are pissed because as the iPod (the main candidate I can tell from the article here) is a buy it and replace it next year type of item, it's producing waste that is apparently the responsibility of Apple to take care of. Last time I checked, if I crashed my VW into a Mercedes, it was neither VW nor Benz responsibility to ensure my car was properly salvaged; it was mine. Perhaps these people should do a Seek:Truth style campagne on TV to alert the audience they should be speaking to: iPod Buyers, not iPod's maker.

  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    iLosers

    Get a phrigging JOB, you sadcases. Street theatre is SO "never".

  1. strictlyplaid

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Interesting

    I thought Apple's clientele was composed of a good share of artistic hippie types that are usually pretty eco-friendly. This must be quite a bind for Steve, who I guess is less of the hippie wing and more of the artsy one.

  1. denim

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    It's California

    That bs only gets attention in sad places like California. The rest of us have something of a clue.

  1. JohnnyFive

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: Hey Now!

    I was thinking the same thing as you were. Anyone care to throw me an iPod?

  1. space-e

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Dump your trash in Texas

    Since we have an administration in place that promotes a petroleum-based society (which includes the styrofoam packing in ALL Apple computers and iPods), I would recommend just putting the trash back where it came from...the biggest garbage can in North America!

  1. scotty321

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    The funniest thing of all

    The funniest thing of all is that they're protesting in Cupertino, where the entire company is basically shut down for MacWorld this week. Almost everyone in Cupertino is up in San Fran!

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Pure Jongo T2 wireless speaker

Multi-room audio compatibility is a key metric for wireless sound systems these days. The entry cost into a house-spanning system can ...

Logitech Z213 multimedia speakers

Desktop computer speakers sit in a weird area of limbo: many consumers have forgone the era of desktop listening for the privacy and v ...

toggle

Most Commented