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    Nintendo Recieves Low Score from Greenpeace.

    Do you care about the environment?
    Game console makers may be making millions of gamers happy, but environmental watchdog Greenpeace is giving the industry dismal scores.

    Greenpeace on Monday issued its quarterly "Guide to Greener Electronics," which ranks consumer electronics manufacturers and their policies regarding toxic chemicals and recycling.

    At the bottom of the heap are Nintendo, Philips, and Microsoft.

    Nintendo has the distinction of being the first global brand to score zero on Greenpeace's criteria in the quarterly report, which for the first time includes televisions and game consoles.

    Nintendo managed that by scoring zero in the five categories related to the use of harmful chemicals, including offering no list of banned or restricted substances and no policy regarding the use of vinyl plastic or brominated flame retardants. It also scored zero in the four categories related to recycling.

    Part of Nintendo's poor score stems from lack of available information. Nintendo supplied insufficient information or no information on a number of Greenpeace's individual benchmarks, according to Nintendo's individual evaluation (PDF).

    Apple, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, and Toshiba have all said that they will produce consumer electronics without vinyl plastic (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). But the pace of some of those changes is not fast enough for Greenpeace.
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    "While it's encouraging to see Sharp and Microsoft providing timelines for the complete elimination of vinyl plastic and all BFRs across their entire product range, makers of TVs and computer games have a long way to go," Iza Kruszewska, toxics campaigner at Greenpeace International, said in a statement.

    At the top of the list are Sony Ericsson and Samsung for eliminating or reducing the use of the worst toxic chemicals. However, no company received a perfect score.

    Nokia and Motorola got dinged in the rankings for not fully honoring the recycling takeback policies.

    Regulations to reduce electronic waste are taking hold, including the European Union's Restriction on Hazardous Substances Directive and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. But the electronics and computer industries remain one of the biggest generators of toxic waste and consumers of energy. (Greenpeace did not evaluate energy consumption or labor standards.)

    Game consoles are one of the fastest-growing fields in electronics, with 62.7 million units shipped in 2006.
    http://www.news.com/Greenpeace-hands...l?tag=nefd.top

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    I care, but I can't shake the feeling that they shouldn't have even taken Nintendo into account, without proper data. There is no way they would get literally 0 in every way. I think they needed to do more research on how the company operates.

    After reading some of the replies on other sites, I'm now re-affirmed that there's tonnes of gamers out there that are idiots. (present company excluded, obviously).


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    A zero score?!?!

    Did Sony paid GreenPeace too -__-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squall7
    I care, but I can't shake the feeling that they shouldn't have even taken Nintendo into account, without proper data. There is no way they would get literally 0 in every way. I think they needed to do more research on how the company operates.

    After reading some of the replies on other sites, I'm now re-affirmed that there's tonnes of gamers out there that are idiots. (present company excluded, obviously).
    I couldn't agree more. People should be more careful when getting information from groups like these. These psychoticly progressive groups usually have no real data because some don't really care about proving their environmental cause as much as hurting business. Some people just can't stand to see companies succeed. I wouldn't be surprised if George Soros hands his money to this "w0rThy" cause.

    And look at the source "news.com". Wow, could be run by anyone... even Greenpeace... which could be in cahoots with communists like Global Green (which is public knowledge).
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    I was told Greenpeace hates Japan and France. France tried to do some nuclear testing and Greenpeace got in the way. I heard some of them were gunned down and have held a grudge ever since. Nintendo has a few factories in France. Coincidence? Greenpeace has crazy methods, a bit extreme. I was told this long ago. The human race is righteous in all the wrong ways.

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    Hmmm... Nintendo or environment...

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