Greenpeace Reacts to Apple’s ‘Greener Apple’ Initiative

Greenpeace has expressed a mixture of praise and criticism towards Apple’s latest efforts to introduce more eco-friendly products. The environmental group applauds the initiative but remains critical of the slow pace in eliminating certain harmful substances.

In a blog post on Greenpeace’s website, it was noted that while Apple has successfully removed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from the internal cables of its new MacBooks, the rest of the device still contains this plastic.

Greenpeace advocates for a completely PVC-free MacBook.

The organization also reviewed updates to Apple’s environmental policies, which were highlighted on Tuesday. Apple has committed to eliminating PVC from its products by the end of the year.

Greenpeace regularly publishes a Guide to Greener Electronics, which recently gave Apple a score of 4.1 out of 10.

According to a report last month, this score reflects the current environmental impact of Apple’s products. The report suggests that Apple’s ongoing improvements could potentially boost its future ratings.

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