Greenpeace pooh-poohs the Wii

Sorry. It had to be done.

Greenpeace gave Nintendo its first zero rating on Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics. What on earth could Nintendo be doing to deserve such a rating? Basically they failed to answer Greenpeace’s questions about the products and practices, so the NGO gave them the proverbial smackdown.

From CNET:

Nintendo managed that by scoring zero in the five categories related to the use of harmful chemicals, including offering no list of banned or restricted substances and no policy regarding the use of vinyl plastic or brominated flame retardants. It also scored zero in the four categories related to recycling.

Part of Nintendo’s poor score stems from lack of available information. Nintendo supplied insufficient information or no information on a number of Greenpeace’s individual benchmarks, according to Nintendo’s individual evaluation (PDF).

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