Greenpeace was at it again this week, “reviewing” the electronics manufacturers and giving them bad marks for poisoning the kiddies with their foul innards, and otherwise generating press about itself so newspapers and other outlets that don’t know any better would run their story.
Nintendo, as you may know, once again “failed” Greenpeace’s test. Not because of any poison, mind you, but because it chose not to participate in Greenpeace’s completely voluntary survey.
“Nintendo has not been badly rated by Greenpeace. Greenpeace chose to conduct a survey and produce a report, which graded companies upon the voluntary submission of information. Nintendo decided not to take part in the survey and were therefore ”˜ungraded’ in the resulting report. Nintendo provides detailed information regarding our compliance to EU Directives via the Consumer Section of our website and therefore we felt it unnecessary to take part in the Greenpeace survey. Furthermore, we fully comply with all the necessary EU Directives on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances aimed at environmental protection and consumer health and safety. Furthermore, in order to ensure our products are safe for use by young children we also take into consideration the standards applicable to toys.” – Nintendo spokesperson
Believe me, there are much bigger environmental problems out there than a few stupid kids who eat their Wii consoles and die from poisoning. Let’s focus on those (and, did I just create a strawman of my own? I did!).