Greenpeace is at Apple's throat again, telling Apple to make the iPhone greener. Just last May Apple promised to remove brominated fire retardants (BFRs) and PVC from all new products by 2008, but the iPhone which was released a month later actually has both. While it's not 2008 yet, I can see how Greenpeace is not happy with Apple's decision.
Their report, cleverly named Missed call: the iPhone's hazardous chemicals, details that the parts they tested do meet European RoHS requirements, but still contain BFRs and PVC. Additionally, Greenpeace makes a good point that even Nokia has gone PVC-free already, with Sony Ericcson and Motorola making strides in eliminating toxins in their phones.
I know that electronics are a sore spot for us EcoGeeks, but while it looks like Apple isn't doing a perfect job, the competition isn't perfect either, making it a tough call. Go read the report and you be the judge.
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