Greenpeace Still Hates Nintendo

vansau

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Greenpeace Still Hates Nintendo

In a move that surprises as absolutely no one, Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics still lists Nintendo in last place.

The fifteenth edition of Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics has been released for the month of May, 2010, and Nintendo sits in last place for the tenth time in a row. Of course, Sony and Microsoft didn't do much better on the list.

The report evaluates 18 major electronics manufacturers, assigning ratings based on the polices they have for toxic chemicals, the impact their products have on the climate, and their recycling policies. A 10 point scale is used, and Nintendo scored a dismal 1.8 for this month. This is, however, an improvement for Nintendo, seeing as how the company scored a 1.4 in the last report.

A large factor for Nintendo's repeated low performances is that Greenpeace scores a company based on stated policies. This, however, means that if there isn't any public information about a policy, then the activist organization automatically assigns a zero to that company for said category. Since Nintendo is incredibly tight-lipped about many of its policies, Greenpeace repeatedly slaps the game-maker with incredibly low scores.

Greenpeace has been publicly critical of Microsoft and Sony, as well; the Xbox 360's manufacturer barely did any better than Nintendo, placing 16th with a score of 3.3. This was, however, also an improvement from the January report, since Microsoft scored a 2.4 in the last report.

Sony sits much higher on the list, at sixth place. Of the three game companies in the report, Sony was the only one to have a score decrease from January, having dropped from 5.1 to 4.9.

Unsurprisingly, nobody's commenting on their scores in the Guide to Greener Electronics, which really isn't all that surprising. When you're a corporation like Nintendo, you tend to care more about public thinks; seeing as how the public keeps on shoving money into the company's hands, it's pretty obvious that these reports aren't affecting purchasing trends.

Source: <a href=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/28728/Greenpeace_Flunks_Nintendo_For_The_10th_Time.php>Gamasutra

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rekabdarb

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these people keep trying to get me to join their group...Fortunately the first time they asked me i was 17, so i keep saying that... but i think the ONE person who keeps asking me will catch on eventually
 

Fraught

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Well, after I read through the third paragraph (excluding the one in bold, of course), then I pretty much thought nothing more of it.

I mean, assigning a zero? That's just...wrong. Either way, no one cares much about it, so at least no harm done, eh?
 

Abedeus

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Unsurprisingly, nobody's commenting on their scores in the Guide to Greener Electronics, which really isn't all that surprising. When you're a corporation like Nintendo, you tend to care more about public thinks; seeing as how the public keeps on shoving money into the company's hands, it's pretty obvious that these reports aren't affecting purchasing trends.
I think that the public does not think. It thinks? I'm not sure.

Also, the world still hates Greenpeace.
 

Gigaguy64

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And not a single Fuck was given that day.

I still hate Greenpeace, and i really wonder about what Greenpeace actually DOESN'T hate.

Their opinions have no merit to me whatsoever.
 

Hurr Durr Derp

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Ugh, Greenpeace.

They've had a solid position on my mental ignore-list for a long time, right next to PETA.
 

uppitycracker

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I think it'll actually be news when they stop hating on nintendo, lol. So far this is just getting redundant.
 

FinalHeart95

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vansau said:
A large factor for Nintendo's repeated low performances is that Greenpeace scores a company based on stated policies. This, however, means that if there isn't any public information about a policy, then the activist organization automatically assigns a zero to that company for said category. Since Nintendo is incredibly tight-lipped about many of its policies, Greenpeace repeatedly slaps the game-maker with incredibly low scores.
That's just stupid. Maybe Nintendo doesn't want everyone in on how they develop their consoles part-by-part?
 

vansau

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I personally want to know what kind of environment-destroying computers Greenpeace uses when it researches all this stuff.
 

soapyshooter

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once again, they are all businesses. They will go "green" if it improves public opinion and sells products, if they masses are buying your shit regardless of what you are doing, there is no need for them to change.

The point of a corporation is to make as much money as one possibly can while spending the least amount as one possibly can.
 

Lucane

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So if you don't waste material and resources on finding out well you recycle and reuse resources and materials and allow it to be public information (which could be true or not since it isn't varified it seems by greenpeace for the report.) you get a zero (Even if a company somehow did recycle everything perfectly if it didn't disclose it they'd get a zero too.)

A Zero/Last place isn't the same as Did not compete Greenpeace.
 

Niracas

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vansau said:
I personally want to know what kind of environment-destroying computers Greenpeace uses when it researches all this stuff.
I bet their computers are really safe. You know, old dead tree branches they found on the ground (No new ones, dont wanna hurt our barky friends). Lets see, Pine Cone for a mouse. A rock for a Keyboard, with squiggles on it for letters. It looks like shit but they can actually surf the web pretty quick on those suckers.
 

Danpascooch

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I was JUST thinking about this list, has it been a year already since the last one? Time flies, the list is an interesting read, even if I don't base any purchasing decisions on it.