According to data from Greenpeace International, Nintendo is now the biggest environmental offender out of the three big console manufacturers. Microsoft has placed second, while Greenpeace’s toxics campaigner Iza Kruszewska has labeled Sony as “clearly leading the way” in eliminating emissions from its manufacturing.
It’s a hardware race that the other big two are finally winning. In an interview with Edge Kruszewska said that Nintendo “are not engaging” the problem in the slightest. He added that the company rarely discloses plans to clean up their act and refuses to take back old consoles to dispose of them properly. The most striking condemnation is Nintendo’s response to the accusation of pollution. Apparently the company’s line of defense is that “their product don’t cause waste because … people hang onto them!”
I’m not much of an environmental nut, but I’d like to live in a world that doesn’t look like Fallout 3. Sure, nuclear bombs are quicker in delivery than climate change, but it doesn’t change the fact that I like trees … and grass. Plus, I’m not a big fan of ghouls. Something tells me they smell bad.