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Ars Technica Slams Greenpeace Over Nintendo's Poor Environmental Rating

While a Greenpeace report zinging Nintendo's manufacturing processes made headlines this week, Ars Technica calls the environmental watchdog's research into question:

Is this scorecard something that should be taken seriously? The answer is mixed…

The research in general appears lazy. Nintendo's failing grade appears to be based entirely on this entry in the corporate FAQ, which briefly summarizes some of the steps the company has taken to protect the environment.

Anything that's not covered there is simply rated "No Information." …Clearly, Greenpeace did not perform an exhaustive evaluation of chemical use through the manufacturing pipeline.

This lack of research undercuts the report's credibility when it comes to chemical use during manufacturing…

Ironically, a Yahoo! feature on Gifts for Growing Up Green recommends the Wii with the following notation:

Why it's green:

The Wii is up to 10 times more efficient than the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3. The downside is that the Wii is designed to be constantly plugged-in and online, using power while you're not playing.

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ChickeyCantor3436d ago

" The Wii is up to 10 times more efficient than the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3. The downside is that the Wii is designed to be constantly plugged-in and online, using power while you’re not playing. "

but the power usage is REALLY LOW, so i dont see the problem why this is something bad.

DVD players, tv's on standby, you name it also these hardware pieces do the same thing.

ShadoWulf3436d ago

Time to shut up fanboys. Turns out Greenpeace is really just a lazy politically-driven hype machine. Well, I already knew that, but w/e.

I don't mean global awareness is a bad thing... but when you give such lazy and baseless scores such as this, I have no interest in following your policies.

wiizy3436d ago

those clowns.. start praying to god and focus on that, then nintendo's bad greenpeace.. clowns they always miss the real issues...like why wii is the best

bootsielon3436d ago

Greenpeace has nothing to win from lambasting the Wii and not the PS3 or 360

Rooftrellen3436d ago

Just like Surfer Girl has nothing to gain from claiming Halo 3 will come to the PS3?

Making big claims makes you look important. Greenpeace needs to look important, because a lot of people don't even know they exist anymore. That they can blast a popular company as evil because of lack of information (and on their messed up scale, as well, I might add) shows that they still exist, and that means they can try to rally some support and become noticed, again.

I suppose being known when you have an agenda is a bad thing, now?