Nintendo Is The Least Green Consumer Electronics Company

From CNN’s SciTech blog:

Nintendo scored the worst in a new Greenpeace report on efforts by electronics companies to be ecologically responsible.

Greenpeace Guide

In the “Guide to Greener Electronics”, Nintendo’s score of 1.4 out of 10 rated it 18th out of 18 companies that produce cell phones, gaming consoles and computer equipment. Each company was rated in three categories – chemicals and chemical management, e-waste, and energy.

Nintendo scored zero on all e-waste criteria and received their most points in the chemical category. They have PVC-free internal wiring in their Wii consoles and banned the use of some chemicals. They are also attempting to eliminate the use of all PVCs, but have not set a timeline for its phaseout…

[continues at SciTech]


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1 Comment on "Nintendo Is The Least Green Consumer Electronics Company"

  1. tonyviner | Jan 11, 2010 at 11:41 am |

    The Pikmin will clean it up.

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