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Greenpeace protests at SF Apple Store

updated 09:15 am EST, Tue January 9, 2007

Greenpeace demonstration

Greenpeace activists last night projected large images on the walls of the San Francisco Apple Store to protest the company's use of toxic chemicals, depicting Asian scrap yards where many electronic products such as those made by Apple end up when they are finally discarded. As Mac enthusiasts gathered for the annual trade show, images of electronic products being melted and taken apart -- releasing toxic chemicals into the environment -- shown on the exterior of the store. The organization 'greened' Apple's Fifth Ave store in New York on December 18th by shining green flood lights into the iconic store's glass cube at the street level.

"Apple is a leader in creative thinking and design, and we are encouraging them to expand that innovative know-how to making all of their products green," said Rick Hind, Legislative Director of Greenpeace USA's Toxics campaign. "Our purpose here is to remind them that making products with toxic chemicals in them is not an option." E-waste is the fastest growing source of toxic waste, according to Greenpeace, much of which ends up in the hands of children working in toxic scrap yards in India and other developing countries.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently ranked Apple's MacBook Pro among the most eco-friendly portable computers in its EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool). The ranking came after Greenpeace released its 'Guide to Greener Electronics' which put the Cupertino-based company in last place with regard to environmental issues. That guide followed Apple's low score on a recent Greenpeace environmental report card detailing the use of toxic chemicals.




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  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Sensationalism

    Greenpeace is all about sensationalism. They stopped actually helping the environment years ago.

    If Apple had the same products but were not as popular, Greenpeace would ignore them.

  1. jhorvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I think there full of it.

    An article just came out about how wrong Greenpeace was about Apple's green program as it shows that Apple is one of the top sellers of green laptops in the world.

    There beating a broken stick and nobody is listening.

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Would someone

    please put GreenShit out of their misery once and for all!!

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Jim Carrey

    said it best in Ace Ventura when he said "Laahhh-Hew.. Za-heerrsss..."

  1. PookJP

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I agree with them...

    ... as long as they're correct. The truth is, I don't know enough about Apple's disposal practices to comment. If Greenpeace's information is accurate, I fully agree Apple should change their behavior. Why would any company have the right to pollute 3rd world countries when safer alternatives are available?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: sensationalism

    If Apple had the same products but were not as popular, Greenpeace would ignore them.

    Well, if they had the same products but not as popular, they'd have less sales, which in turn would lead to less of whatever Greenpeace is complaining about, which in turn would mean there'd probably be bigger fish to fry, if they fried fish.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: woohoo!

    For safety reasons one should be driving while driving. If one must place or receive calls one should use a handsfree device, such as voice activated speakerphone or bluetooth wireless headset. One should also drive defensively and expect the unexpected.

    Yes, and one shouldn't be eating, shaving, reading, brushing their teeth, flossing, applying makeup, feeding kids, watching DVDs, playing with the radio, using the cellphone, searching for songs on the ipod, etc, etc, etc. Of course they do (some of the above could be argued can be done without removing attention from the road).

    But not having any tactile feel to a device means you HAVE to look at it to see what you're doing.

  1. collinong

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    bogus

    please read this article about the truth behind greenpeace's claims: http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Home/ABC6DFDA-9DE9-4EA8-A269-65EAAB628676.html

    bottom line is that they are targeting apple because it gets better publicity for them than any actual environmental truths. their report is based on whether companies promise to try to do better environmentally, not any measure of actual environmental performance. on their own testing, they found the apple laptop to be among the best environmentally, yet because apple refused to make any promises, they were ranked lower.

  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Greenfags

    I won't be preached at by a pack of proto-terrorists. The lot of them should be dragged in the streets,

  1. mymacluvsme

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    testudo

    what the %$#@%$ are you talking about? take your meds.

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