In its new ranking of the main manufacturers of “green electronics”, Greenpeace highlighted the fall of many PC manufacturers in relation to the previous one, released in March. Apple, for all its recent initiatives to remove toxicants from its entire computer line, fell one place to 11th place.
I believe that the nongovernmental organization did not consider, in its latest study, Apple's recent advertisements at WWDC '09, as its laptops are already meeting the ENERGY STAR requirements in version 5.0, which is yet to be established in the industry. during this quarter. Even so, those responsible for the study made a point of highlighting the reduction of toxic materials made by her in all of her product line, considering that other larger manufacturers are far from reaching such a level of sustainability.
Companies like HP, Lenovo and Dell are not meeting their estimates for reducing toxic materials (such as PVC) from their computers. And not finding it sufficient to impose penalties, Greenpeace criticized Dell and the Better Business Bureau, which instead of adopting the same policies as Apple to match (or exceed) it in its care for the environment, criticized the advertising campaign for “green” MacBooks. As part of that criticism, Greenpeace will continue to put pressure on such companies.