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Apple rated worst multinational polluter in China

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posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 05:15 PM
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No shock here, they push out so many products that contain plastics.




posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by ZindoDoone
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No, it was the regulatory agency that didn't do due diligence involving oversight. It's sits squarely on the shoulders of the EPA. They will stomp on some poor farmer, or small business owner for infinitesimal infractions and put them out of business but ignore the hard infractions where they might have to explain themselves in court with corps that have deep pockets to fight them! You can't excel in the GS ratings if you don;t have convictions, so the easy targets that can't fight back are the norm!
Zindo


Is not the EPA part of the american government?



posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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You said America was to blame. The EPA is most certainly NOT America and most likely is NOT supported by MOST of America! This agency is responsible for more job loss than Bush or Obama!

Zindo



posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 09:36 PM
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fight the apple!



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by ZindoDoone
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You said America was to blame. The EPA is most certainly NOT America and most likely is NOT supported by MOST of America! This agency is responsible for more job loss than Bush or Obama!

Zindo

dont try wiggling out of it.. the EPA is part of the american government...
by the look of things you never liked the comparision....truth can hurt sometimes....
what is good for the goose is good for the ghanda...

kx
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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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I spent a little time reading Apple's site reguarding their carbon footprint and have to say I'm a little impressed with it. Seems like they have made great efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and have actually completely eliminated toxic materials like lead, BFR, PVC, mercury, and arsenic from their products.

Granted I'll take anything a monster corp like Apple says with a grain of salt but nonetheless I have ended up with the feeling Apple is being used. Those smelting factories that are soo bad are not only smelting for Apple but for dozens of other companies which leads me to believe that Apple, being the most popular around the world and worthy of grabbing attention, has been singled out to garner attention.

Here's Apple's site if you care to check it.
Apple & The Environment

I say go ahead and eat the Apple.


If Apple disappeared today they would be replaced tommoro and thats just the reality of it. We need to change the laws that govern these monster corporations all over the world so they have no place to run to for cheap and environmentally damaging manufacturing. Lets kill the cancer and then we can deal with its growths.
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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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dont buy that green spin....
go and have a look at the spin on BPs website or check out the EPAs webstte... thats the env. protection agency..responsible for the massive bee die offs...

kx



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 10:07 AM
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I don't buy it.....completely. There is probably some truth in there. Still, like I said those smelting factories have many customers, not just Apple, so obviously Apple has been singled out due to their popularity to garner attention.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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According to the article Apple was singled out for being completely secretive regarding where their components come from. Buying components from a total slime hole while not actually creating those components themselves does not make them environmentally friendly.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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Originally posted by SeenMyShare
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According to the article Apple was singled out for being completely secretive regarding where their components come from. Buying components from a total slime hole while not actually creating those components themselves does not make them environmentally friendly.



When questioned about the incident and another similar one by various Chinese NGOs, Apple refused to confirm whether or not its suppliers were at all responsible. It did say that it regularly investigates and audits its suppliers to confirm that they are in compliance with Apple standards, but offered no further cooperation.

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I have never read anything that says Apple will not reveal who their suppliers are, just that they won't release internal information from those suppliers. I'm pretty sure the Chinese governement knows who they are and has the ability to audit and inspect them. Again, this is a Chinese problem that begins with their own laws. Also, right beside Apple at the bottom of that list is Nokia. Do you think its a coincidence that the 2 largest mobile phone producers are the largest polluters. I think not.

Nokia could and should have been singled out as much as Apple but like I said, Apple is "it" right now so they were singled out.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 10:46 AM
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All multinational companies should be under the gun here. The article happened to be about Apple.

Thanks for the clarification.
I did misread the statement I made and offer my apologies.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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No apologies necessary.

Your right that all the multinational companies should be under the gun here but it always seems to be Apple that is focused on due to their popularity. I'm not trying to diminish Apple's shortcomings but just pointing out they are being used as the "badguy" to attract more attention to the environmental movement in China. They could just as easily have chosen Nokia as an example but they have nowhere near the world wide popularity of Apple.

If the Chinese were free to criticize their own government without being thrown in jail, I'm sure they would be attacking the Party instead of Apple.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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A person who does not steal might nevertheless be tempted by a great deal for something that "fell of a truck". After all it was somebody else that stole it not them. Human morals can be pretty flimsy sometimes.

The same goes for cheap products manufactured in ways dangerous to the environment or the workers. Most people really don't want to know about that stuff. Out of sight - out of mind.

It is really hard to get people worked up about something on the other side of the world at any rate but even harder when it might risk them not having this nice shiny toy to play with -- sucks but it's human nature.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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Your logic is flawed and your insult to the American people that they are one and the same as these rogue companies and out of control government agencies bears witness to your false assumption. By that logic anything that your government has done is your fault also.
Do not be so foolish as to believe I am ignorant of how you meant what you said. Truth in your case is a smear on America as a whole and that is unwarranted!

Zindo



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by ZindoDoone
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Your logic is flawed and your insult to the American people that they are one and the same as these rogue companies and out of control government agencies bears witness to your false assumption. By that logic anything that your government has done is your fault also.
Do not be so foolish as to believe I am ignorant of how you meant what you said. Truth in your case is a smear on America as a whole and that is unwarranted!

Zindo

no i was making a metaphor to explain the above comment below.. It works both ways round if it is a smear on america then the post below is a smear on china..

you get it...



Originally posted by FreeSpeaker reply to post by SeenMyShare This topic comes up all the time and this must be the third thread of its kind I have replied to. The problem is CHINA - not APPLE! Apple complies with chinese labour laws. Period! Its not apple hurting those workers, its thier own government who allows such conditions to exist for the sake of $$$$$. Get China to overhaul their labour laws and this problem goes away


kx




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