June 11, 2008
Apple ignores ‘Green Apple’ initiative with the new iPhone 3G
What is touted as the biggest announcement for this year with the apple iPhone 3G may have an often ignored flaw. Jobs announced the new iPhone will be available July 11th for half the price it sold at last year, but what was not mentioned was if the new phone was green. Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. When asked about the new iPhone’s green stand, a spokesman who is responsible for all of Apple’s environmental initiatives said she didn’t know whether the new iPhone meets the “Green Apple” standards set last year.
Her reason was that since it’s not out yet there would be no indication as to its green status. Let’s just hope that Apple has truly followed the standards it set out last year. I personally feel that a hip & progressive company like Apple would not be ignoring its environmental concerns for the economical advantage to a new product line.
Via – Greenlaunches