Gute Frage von Greenpeace: How green is that iPhone?
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Like everyone else we don’t know what’s in the iPhone yet. It debuts June 29th. But we already know how green a phone can be. Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and Motorola have both removed some of the worst chemicals from their phones and identified extra toxic chemicals they intend to remove in the future — even beyond the minimal legal requirements.
Nokia and Sony Ericsson have a global take-back policy for their phones and accept their responsibility to reuse and recycle the phones they manufacture. That saves resources and helps prevent old phones ending up as e-waste dumped in Asia. Due to our successful Green my Apple campaign Steve claimed: „Apple is ahead of, or will soon be ahead of, most of its competitors“ on environmental issues. This is Apple’s chance to prove it.
To be only as good as Nokia and Sony Ericsson, Apple should:
* Not use toxic chemicals like brominated flame retardants and Polyvinyl Chloride in the iPhone.
* Offer for free worldwide take-back for the iPhone.