Greenpeace says Apple’s iPhone flunks green test

Independent laboratory tests have shown the new Apple iPhone, launched in June, contains environmentally hazardous brominated compounds.

The tests, carried out by Greenpeace, have highlighted an issue which was supposedly tackled in May earlier this year, when Steve Jobs (Apple CEO) made a promise to phase out all brominated compounds and PVC from their products by the end of 2008. The tests, however, has shown that Apple has ignored this promise and are no closer to being greener at all. If major leading worldwide companies such as Apple cannot take responsibility and make an example of themselves, there is no hope. Apple is a multi billion pound business.

“Apple could have demonstrated that it is a true industry leader with a green iPhone,” she said. “Apple missed that call and the public is left with an Apple that is no greener than what was promised by (Apple CEO) Steve Jobs in May.” “We need to see that the talk of ‘a greener apple’ is matched with real products in the market,” Baconguis added.

To switch to other, readily available, environmentally friendly components wouldn’t even make a dent in their profits. So what’s the excuse?

HEADLINES:
[15.10.07] Greenpeace
[16.10.07] Greenpeace
[16.10.07] EarthTimes.org

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