Greenpeace Dec '06 rating

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  1. Whiteapple macrumors regular

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    Right. Yet another Electronics "green hue" rating.

    Apple comes in 14th.

    For god's sake, why do they have to build stuff like that ? I want a "clean" image associated with this brand. Dell is 2nd. This pisses me off, even though I hate Greenpeace activists as well. Even though there may be some corruption to a certain extent, I think this source (Greenpeace) is reliable.

    :mad:

    Link to the Org's PDF
     
  2. j26 macrumors 65832

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    In fairness I don't want a clean image, I want a cleaner company. We are rotting this world away, and it doesn't take a huge amount of effort for Apple (or any other company for that matter) to take a few small steps to reduce the damage we are doing. I'm not even talking about radical change, just some changes in manufacturing materials and processes.

    If Dell, the origin of all evil according to some, is cleaner, it shows up Apple in a pretty poor light.
     
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  4. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    *Snore*

    *Get into his super car* Global Warming? Bring it on!
     
  5. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Ranked Lowest on Environmental Care

    Didn't see this posted, so for those of you who haven't seen this:

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5273

    The only post I saw related to this was made back in August, when Apple was 4th worst. I guess everyone else but Apple is taking measures to be more environmentally friendly.

    Personally, I'm a little upset with Apple. Of all the tech companies out there, you'd think they'd be one of the greenest.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^And I bet it won't affect their sales because you'll still buy a Mac if you want one. ;)
     
  7. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not concerned about their sales. I'm concerned about the environment. Not to mention everyone in this forum would rip Dell if they were last. It's okay to like a company, it's not okay to like them so much that even when they fail miserably you brush it off.

    Apple charges a premium for their products. I think they should pocket a little less of that premium and be at least as environmentally friendly as DELL.
     
  8. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    Right. It won't be much fun to use a Mac if you have to wear a gas mask while you do it.

    I think Apple computers are well-made and reliable. That doesn't mean that Apple doesn't have an obligation to make them as environmentally-friendly as possible as well.
     
  9. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Greenpeace must be pissed they announced this in the same week the UK announced plans to buy more Nuclear subs. :D

    *Swears* Environmentalists...
     
  10. j26 macrumors 65832

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    They probably are pissed, but it doesn't excuse Apples failure.

    I like Apple products, but they need to get their house in order - as we all do. I could say that about hundreds of companies btw.

    One thing I do like is the relatively low level of power consumption of Apple laptops. Get the manufacturing processes right and they can be clean to produce as well.
     
  11. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    So you think nuclear subs are a good thing then?

    Environmentalists simply care about preserving the world. It's as simple as that. You might note that being in the UK, if current global warming levels continue, the place where you live might well be underwater in a hundred years.

    Apple (and every company, for that matter) needs to focus on making sustainable products. If not...well, there won't be any one to use those products at some point. It's as simple as that. Humans cannot continue to indefinitely use the planet as a dumping ground and ignore the consequences.
     
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    Innovation...what's that?

    Apple marshalls it's brilliance to produce the greenest computer on the planet!

    I be that would boost sales a bit, especially with large purchasing groups such as schools.

    And the ad campaign would be great.

    And it's the right thing to do.
     
  14. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Isn't Greenpeace anti-nuclear power?

    Just curious, but what other alternative is there to nuclear power in the first place?
     
  15. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Burning Coal, Oil and Gas... But wait... they don't like that either.

    Oh, there is wind. But then people say thats an eye sore, theres water, but that kills the cute little beavers and what not...

    Maybe. I however, will already be underground, so a bit of moisture will not bother me.

    :)
     
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    That's exactly why we need more of the subs!
     
  17. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Oh, I am definatly a treehugger.

    Which is why I have my sig.
     
  18. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Green peace smokes too much crack. Even Al Gore is more reliable.

    Of course, aren't those the guys that poke holes into trees? Oh well.
     

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