Greenpeace blasts Nintendo, Microsoft and Philips on low green scores

DN Staff

November 30, 2007

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Greenpeace blasts Nintendo, Microsoft and Philips on low green scores

Greenpeace pointed to Nintendo, Microsoft and Philips as companies that are failing to show any “environmental credentials” in its quarterly “Guide to Greener Electronics.” The guide ranks companies according to their policies and practices on toxic chemicals and takeback. Greenpeace gave Nintendo “the dubious honor of being the first company to score 0/10 in the guide.” Microsoft did little better, scoring only 2.7 out of 10. Philips was ranked lowest of TV makers, scoring 2 out of 10. In the report, Greenpeace notes that “Our guide focuses on toxic chemical and tackback policy because of the rapid growth in quantities of toxic e-waste being dumped in developing countries like China and India.” The statement went on to say, “While Nintendo’s Wii console appears to be more energy efficient compared to the Microsoft Xbox and Sony Playstation, energy use is not yet covered in the ranking.”

 

In response to the Greenpeace ranking, Nintendo noted that “Nintendo takes great care to comply with all relevant regulations on avoiding the use of dangerous materials.” The company also notes that its products comply with regulations such as the RoHS directive.”

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