We published the new ranking of electronics companies environmental policies this morning, and Apple fell to the back of the pack. Pick up in the tech press has been very swift, with Nokia crowing about being in first and Apple… umm… still silent.
We had some bad links in the first edition of the story which linked company names to the ranking reports from September rather than the new reports released today: and you know who called to ask us to update the URLs? The PR department of one of the companies that had advanced in the ranking.
When corporations are getting on the phone to insist their kudos for going green are properly acknowledged, something is working in the civic contract.
For anybody buying gizmos this xmas, let the ranking be your guide. Every purchase of a product is a vote for that product.
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Until this past week, I didn’t know that HP sells remanufactured iPods on amazon.com. At first I thought it was interesting, since I didn’t know that HP had been selling iPods for Apple. But then I learned that HP decided to stop selling new iPods last year, although “all warranties [would] continue to be honored.” It looks like the report’s high marks for HP’s product take-back is deserved.
This is terribly disappointing. Any clue as to why Apple hasn’t said anything? I mean, they didn’t get to where they are now by being business idiots, so you’d think that they’d take advantage of the whole “green is in” thing, and do something about the nasty stuff in their products.
I mean, the least they could do is respond, right?