Greenpeace.org has uncovered disturbing information about Nintentdo, Xbox, and Sony Playstation. Their consoles and accessories contain materials that can be hazardous to people and to the environment. According to Greenpeace, there are greener alternatives available to make truly eco-friendly consoles, but they are currently not using these.
The dangers do not stop when the consoles are no longer used. E-Waste, or Electronic Waste, is potentially a greater problem as it is more likely to become an issue during the manufacturing or disposal process.
ArsTechnica took a look at the findings and had mixed feelings. While there is definitely evidence that the manufacturers should get together and share techniques to produce greener consoles, the popular blog still showed less urgency in the matter than does Greenpeace.
Our take on it is this: the solution is too simple to ignore. The companies in question are too profitable to let simple changes pass them by. If, as both Greenpeace and ArsTechnica agree, the three got together to do something about this, it would be relatively easy to make “Eco-friendly Consoles” a reality.
Here is how people can make contact with the manufacturers: