Nintendo Hates Mother Earth

When I’m not hitting the textbooks or battling the forces of liberalism, I like to play video games, and my favorite of the Big 3 players in the industry happens to be Nintendo. So imagine my amusement to see this story:

Environmental organization Greenpeace has released its latest Guide to Greener Electronics, which ranks electronics manufacturers by their effect on the environment. Family-friendly Nintendo has appeared on the list for the first time and comes in dead last as the only company to score a zero out of ten.
Greenpeace says it has two demands of electronics companies: 1. clean up your products by eliminating hazardous substances, and 2. takeback and recycle your products responsibly once they become obsolete. The Guide does not consider issues like labor standards or energy use.
Each company is given a score in nine categories like Chemicals Management and Amounts Recycled. Scores can be Good (three points), Partially Good (two points), Partially Bad (one point), or Bad (zero points). Nintendo scored Bad in all nine categories.
Some of the reasons Greenpeace gives for Nintendo’s low scores are: the company’s lack of a policy on its use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a plastic Greenpeace claims poses both environmental and health hazards; the company has no “takeback” policy for consumers to recycle their old Nintendo products.
Nintendo was beaten by other companies on the list like Sony, which scored an eight out of ten, and Microsoft, which fared only slightly better with a 2.7. Sony does have a takeback plan to recycle used Sony products.

Nintendo’s managed to irk the eco-lefties! Y’know, Christmas is just around the corner, and this is yet another reason to
buy a Wii for the right-wing gamer in your life!
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