Ever since the release of the Wii, Nintendo has been the talk among gamers and has been the most popular gaming console out doing even the ilustrious 360 and the legendary PS3. Peraphs the fame is getting to their head or else they are focusing all their projects on trying to make sure that they stay in the lead of the competition – but they once again have failed to receive a good score from Greenpeace.
Every year Greenpeace tests all of the tech manufacturers and decides whether or not what they are making or the process in which they make their products is friendly to God’s green earth. Last year Nintendo failed their tests and was frowned upon by Greenpeace and this year was no different.
Nintendo scored .3 out of 10 in the March version of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics, which ranks companies in categories such as precautionary principle, timeline for PVC phaseout, and amounts recycled. The only category in which Nintendo did not score the lowest ranking of “Bad” was chemicals management, in which it ranked “Partially Bad.”
According to Greenpeace, its two demands are that companies should “clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances” and “takeback and recycle their products responsibly once they become obsolete.” This score is a step up from last year’s score of zero – which took them back. They stated last year that they had taken “great care to comply with all relevant regulations on avoiding the use of dangerous materials, recycling, etc.”
Greenpeace did state this year that they showed a “tiny improvement,” but went on to say that the company is “still way behind.” Microsoft didn’t score an incredibly high score – but when compared to Nintendo they did great with a score of 4.7. Sony didn’t release their score – but we know that they did beat out both Microsoft and Nintendo. Maybe next time Nintendo will do better.