Greenpeace: iPhone Should be Greener

Environmental group also slams Steve Jobs for hypocrisy
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2007 4:26 PM CDT

(Newser) – Apple talks a green game, but the iPhone isn't as environmentally friendly as many of its competitors, says Greenpeace. The company got a pat on the back from the group last May for Earth-friendly electronics, but since then has fallen behind other cell phone makers, with some potentially nasty chemicals showing up in the iPhone's antenna and headset.

Greenpeace makes the charges in a YouTube video attacking Steve Jobs as a hypocrite, after the CEO promised a greener Apple and failed to deliver, reports the Fortune Apple blog. It's not so much what they are doing that's drawing ire, says Fortune, but what they're not doing—like failing to match the enlightened recycling programs of Nokia and Sony Ericcson.