Greenpeace Dumps on Apple's E-Waste

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Apple is apparently right up there with whale hunters and baby seal clubbers when it comes to the environment. The company is, "now in last place among the 14 largest electronics firms in committing to phase out harmful and toxic substances and instituting recycling programs of products that have reached the end of their lifecycles," according to Greenpeace. So a cadre of e-waste activists are going to hold a demonstration at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave. in Manhattan today at 6pm. Seems no matter how many (product) Red iPods Apple sells, there will still be toxic chemicals leeching out of my new MacBook Pro and into the bloodstream of third-world garbage pickers. Happy Christmas!

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They seem to get a large following by misleading people, just like many other corporations. If you actually delve through their site and read the reports in depth, they are giving apple as well as other companies the same scores for not disclosing what chemicals they use, as they give companies who use harmful chemicals regularily. Greenpeace seems to think that by not disclosing your business practices and secrets to them you are just as bad as people who actually dump toxic waste into the rivers. We should all chip in and buy these greenpeacers an island out in the middle of the ocean and just ship them all off and get them out of our hair, and off my street corner. These parasites are worse than the relentless schitsofrenic homeless guy that panhandles by me.