Consoles told to clean-up act
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!