Question of the Day: Do You Care if a Company is "Green" When it Comes to Gadgets?

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As I am sure you know, Greenpeace has been all over Apple about it not being more eco-friendly with regard to its products. Needless to say, the term "hippie" gets thrown around quite a bit when we discuss these issues, but there is no doubt that there is a lot of pressure on companies to go green these days. However, the question is: do you care if a company is green as long as they make cool gadgets?



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@WorkingOnYourInvoice: Fuckin A. Love that quote.

The funny thing about the whole situation is that most types of pollution are inherently ineffecient and more expensive in the long run. Many business who pioneer new methods of fabrication actually find that being energy efficient and reusing products saves them a lot of money. I really don't look at the environmental impact of the products I buy, because eventually the cheapest products on the market will be those made with the least waste (and therefore the most efficiently).

Or at least, thats how I sleep at night.