Greenpeace Still Says Nintendo Is Bad For The Environment

This year, like every year, Greenpeace has given Nintendo the lowest marks out of the electronics companies it graded.

"Nintendo remains in last place with a pitiful 0.8 points out of 10, scoring zero on all e-waste criteria," Greenpeace wrote last year. Many of Nintendo's low marks were the result of the company not divulging information.

This year, Nintendo's score was up! Greenpeace scored 1.8 out of 10. From Greenpeace:

Nintendo scores most points on chemicals; it has put games consoles on the market that have PVC-free internal wiring. It has banned phthalates and is monitoring use of antimony and beryllium. Although it is endeavouring to eliminate the use of PVC, it has not set a timeline for its phase-out.

It continues to score zero on all e-waste criteria.

It scores points on energy criteria, for the energy efficiency of its low power AC adaptor for the Nintendo DSi, which meets the requirements for external power supplies in the Energy Star programme. It also retains a point on energy for disclosing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its own operations.

Nintendo was more open about information, this year.

For comparison's sake, Microsoft scored 3.3 out of 10 and Sony scored 4.9 out of 10.

Guide to Greener Electronics 15th edition | Greenpeace International [Greenpeace]


    I could care less. The Anthropomorphic Global Warming (i.e. Death by C02 emissions scaremongering), is a load of shit, anyway.

      99% of environmental scientists must be wrong!

        76% of statistics used for weight-of-argument are invented anyway, David...

          Sure. I'm more than willing to believe this random guy on the internet.

            Snappy, David. Indeed, while the scaremongering seems to be just that, there is still that core element of truth. Environmental problems such as global warming *do* exist, and we do need to do something about them. The only problem is finding out exactly what needs to be done, and then convincing everyone to do it (I'm looking at you, USA and China).

      Relevant: The Caring Continuum

    Don’t get me started on the environment. I just got finished reading the book Cradle to Cradle for uni, I can practically assemble a car out of old landmines with my eyes my sleep, and my hands tied behind my head.

    I’m actually surprised Sony’s big bad machine actually has the least impact on the environment. I can burn down the forests and villages in Far Cry 2 tonight and know I’m doing a good thing.

    Those fire physics are too good to waste anyway.

      I just realised I use the word “actually” way too many times in my Kotaku comments, perhaps I should invest in a thesaurus?

        Actually, you should just delete it instead. The word "actually" actually serves little actual purpose.

    I know that nintendo sure use way too much cardboard when they ship games out. When you see the waste pile up after one order in the storeroom and then think about how many stores across the world would be experiencing the same thing, the mind boggles as to how many trees and processing went into it all.

    We're all screwed anyway. Lets just have fun while we can. Next time bring out a console that runs on fuel to really cheese them off Nintendo xD

    Its not just companies, we are like the Monkey version of Locusts.

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