Introducing the iPod "Death Star" - You can have it in any color, except green

Introducing the iPod "Death Star" - You can have it in any color, except green

Summary: Spoof Apple ads aren't all that uncommon, but Greenpeace has launched one that contains a serious message - warning consumers that Apple isn't really all that green.

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Apple is not greenSpoof Apple ads aren't all that uncommon, but Greenpeace has launched one that contains a serious message - warning consumers that Apple isn't really all that green.

Apple isn't the worst company when it comes to trashing the planet for profits (Lenovo, Motorola and Acer are busy developing their own planet-busting "Death Star" branded products) but it is the most popular, and this has turned it into a target for change by the environmental watchdog.

According to Greenpeace, Apple needs to make some serious improvements to improve it's pitiful score of 2.7 out of 10, lagging way behind eco-friendly companies such as Dell, Nokia and HP (HP's boardroom ethics leaves a lot to be desired but I admire their committment to producing greener electronics).  Apple doesn't just need to eliminate the toxins that its computers are packed with (there's no need to use these toxic chemicals because better alternatives exist, but I guess they must cost a little more), but it also needs to dramatically improve its recycling policies.  They could also do a lot in areas such as energy efficiency and reducing packaging.

Apple is not Green

To help Apple onto the green path, Greenpeace has a few viral campaign suggestions.  For example:

Love iPod?  Hate the fact that it's destroying the planet?  Tell Apple what you think. Send Steve a message.

Apple is not green

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  • Better spoof

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=oBM3euaPgSM&mode=related&search=
    georgeou
    • HILARIOUS!!!

      OMG those were funny! That Linux guy was just perfect too!
      NonZealot
      • This is even better

        http://youtube.com/watch?v=nw_oCDdlMms
        georgeou
        • Stop it George

          Thanks to you, I just wasted my whole evening watching YouTube videos and laughing my @ss off. :)
          NonZealot
          • He-he

            Some of those Mac-PC spoofs were pretty funny.
            georgeou
          • Ok, last one

            http://youtube.com/watch?v=UA3NyRr4Eng&mode=related&search=

            Now they just need to add a fourth version where the Mac guy gets stabbed in the eye. That is what Maynor was talking about after all, the TV character.
            georgeou
    • Not in the same vein, but even better

      http://youtube.com/watch?v=0pXL5_RvGrs
      spamagnet
      • I think that was made by Microsoft for internal training

        Microsoft realizes they can learn a lot from Apple in marketing.
        georgeou
    • Here's something somewhat related

      http://www.theonion.com/content/node/53601
      brble
  • Semi-interesting, but limited in reporting

    I always support a "greener" way to go for any company. I do suggest that if reasonableness is a standard to follow that you review the following site for a counterpoint to the Greenpeace take on Apple.

    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Home/29C5599A-FCD8-4E30-9AD5-5497999ABA1B.html

    or

    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Home/E83D58B3-10E0-4A9C-8847-BCE665EE235C.html

    Of course if this is just a case of "let's laugh at Apple" without regard to the global implications of clones and their contribution to toxic waste, then you are under no obiligation to look at an alternative position. No reason to disturb a set viewpoint on my account.
    Jim888