Consoles told to clean-up act

Consoles told to clean-up act

Published On May 20, 2008 | By Rob Rymond | News

Often games get criticised for causing obesity in children and not providing them with enough fitness, but today Greenpeace (that hippy kind of organisation who saves whales) has urged console makers to use more environmentally friendly materials when they make the hardware.

The activist group has delved into the insides of a Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 (and presumably wasted money in the process) and found chemicals that could affect plantation including polyvinyl chloride, phthalates, beryllium and bromine.

The probing was an improvement over the last set of consoles that Greenpeace pulled apart un-needingly, but they still found that the toxic materials in use wasn’t good.

“If manufacturers only looked at each other’s products, they’d quickly see ways of replacing their own dirty components with toxic-free materials,” the group stated on its site.

“A greener, cleaner game console is possible. There’s no excuse for playing dirty” they ended.

So are we to encourage environmentally friendly consoles in the future or are they talking rubbish again? Tell us your thoughts below!

About The Author

Currently residing between Solihull and Stoke, Rob is training to be a professional journalist at Staffordshire University. He has a wealth of experience under his belt and has been writing for 7 years despite only being 19. He thrives on news and reporting it but also dabbles with reviews as well from time to time. Outside of video games he is also a radio broadcaster (or DJ to me and you) and spends time with his girlfriend.