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Nintendo Snubbed By Greenpeace

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Greenpeace'ers snub Nintendo in a new energy report, designed to inform consumers of how "green" the manufacturer is.

Environmental watchdog group Greenpeace has released its latest Guide to Greener Electronics, detailing the environmental responsibility of global consumer electronics companies, and given Nintendo the first zero grade in the history of the report.

The two major criteria the guide was formulated around are companies' reduction in use of hazardous substances and availability of programs to take back and recycle obsolete products. Greenpeace notes that Nintendo has "infinite room for future improvement" as it has zero public policies on these issues.

Each company is rated in nine categories. Nintendo received a zero score in every single category, which include such criteria as its timelines for phasing out notoriously environmentally hazardous substances like PVC and its offering of information to consumers on how to recycle its products.

Okay okay okay, we all respect what Greenpeace are trying to do here, raise awareness of policies etc, but I feel this is abit of a red herring, if you look at the actual report most of the time they scored Nintendo a 0 is because they don't have the information available.. alittle harsh.

If one good thing comes out of this though, Nintendo will probably make the information more available for next years report ;)

[via gamasutra.com]

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User Comments (6)

The_Stig

#1

The_Stig said:

I bet there suits alone have more PVC than in 1000 wii's :P

I wonder when Greenpace actually learn that probably 99% of everyone doesn't really care at all.

The world has lasted millions of years already and will continue to do so.

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

Whatever your opinions on Greenpeace the planet is (in fairness) more important than video games and while I'm not anywhere near scheduling a Nintendo boycott - I would like to hear a response from the Big N on this matter.

DamoAdmin

#4

Damo said:

The planet may have been here for millions of years but it's only taken us a very short time to mess things up.

It might well be here for millions more years, but that's not to say any humans will be around to see it!

Synthoid

#5

Synthoid said:

Who cares about the planet? Increase your carbon footprint I say, I expect to see Blade Runner by the time 2019 rolls around.

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